Monday, June 12, 2017

South African Girl On Murder Charge For Killing 'Would-Be Rapist'

A 17-year-old girl, who handed herself in to South African police, has been charged with murder after killing a man who allegedly tried to rape her.

"She was on her way to a local tavern when she was allegedly attacked by the deceased and fought back," police said.

The young woman stabbed the 21-year-old man, after overpowering him during a struggle, police say.

The girl was not asked to plead when she appeared in the Lenyenye magistrates court in the northern Limpopo province.

The suspect, who is a minor under South African law and cannot be named, would be assigned a social worker and possibly a trauma counsellor to assist with the case, according to the police.
She is expected to tell the court that she acted in self-defence, when the case resumes on 14 June.


  1. She just protected herself, I would have done the same

  2. She defended herself from being raped and yet she is being arrested,na wa o

  3. She needs a good lawyer

  4. The law must take it course. But she'll be freed on the ground of self defence.