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Man beaten to death after girl’s false rape claim

A father has been arrested after he allegedly beat a man to death, believing the man had raped his 7-year-old daughter in Port Elizabeth, S. Africa.

Police spokesperson Captain André Beetge said the 36-year-old father was arrested on Tuesday for the murder of the 52-year-old man that was suspected of raping the child.

Beetge said it was alleged that on Saturday at about 10:50pm, the victim, Mava Fundakubi, 52, was severely assaulted in De Vos Crescent, Shukushukuma, after it was suspected by community members that he had raped the little girl.

While the girl and her mother were at the Motherwell Health Centre, Fundakubi was taken into the street and fatally assaulted by a large group of people.

Beetge said investigators established that the child had not been raped and a search for the killers of Fundakubi ensued. The father of the girl handed himself over to police on Tuesday. .

He alleges that he went to Fundakubi’s house and assaulted him in the street after other people joined him. The father was arrested and will face a charge of murder. Police are still searching for his accomplices.

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