By Alex Reporter
The mother of a 15-year-old girl who shot and killed the man who raped her, by shooting him with his own gun, says her daughter had to defend herself against her attacker.
The girl, who cannot be named to protect her as a rape victim, was accosted by a man in Wedela, Carletonville, on Saturday and was forced into a bush where she and a male friend were robbed at gunpoint before the assailant raped her.
The attacker ordered the girl to strip and lie on the ground and as he began raping her she reached for his gun and shot him.
The victim’s 34-year-old mother said she was relieved that her daughter was brave enough to protect herself during the incident.
“I don’t condone murder, but my daughter was protecting herself.
“She will have to live with the trauma of being a rape victim and knowing that she killed someone as well.
“It’s bittersweet, but we will support her no matter what happens,” she said.
The mother of seven said her daughter was still in hospital where she was receiving counselling therapy after the ordeal.
W/O Levy Molepo, Wedela acting station commander, told journalits that police were awaiting DNA evidence to confirm whether the deceased was behind another rape of a 15-year-old that occurred two weeks ago in the area.