Mob Storms Temple After Alleged Rape: Eastbury – KZN
A crowd consisting of no less than seventy people gathered outside a temple and threatened to kill a priest accused of raping a girl in Eastbury – Phoenix.
At approximately 19:50 tonight (Monday) members of Reaction Unit South Africa arrived at the scene and found the Phoenix SAPS in attendance. A large crowd consisting of men and women demanded that the resident priest be brought out of the temple to face a kangaroo court.
It was alleged that the priest raped a girl in her early twenties nearly a month ago. She was a devotee at the temple and also a relative of the accused. The victim did not report the incident to Police due to her being embarrassed. She left her home and relocated to Johannesburg to avoid the priest who lives in the temple next to her home.
Due to no criminal case being registered Police escorted the priest out of the property. He was transported to an unknown location by members of his family.
The crowd consisting of family and friends of the female vowed to return to the temple and ensure that mob justice is meted out.