A brave 15-year-old Wedela teenager shot dead the man who was raping her in Wedela on Saturday night at around 21:00.
West Rand District police spokesperson Captain Eddie Boboko said the unknown man took the young lady to an open field in Wedela at gunpoint. “The young girl who had been forced into the bush at gunpoint by the suspect was ordered to undress. The man also undressed and proceeded to rape her.”
The teenager managed to fight him and get hold of his gun. “The girl saw an opportunity when she spotted her rapist’s firearm, seemingly on the ground, grabbed it and shot him in the head with it'” he added.
She then dropped the firearm close to his body and ran home to tell her mother what had transpired. The police were contacted and the victim was able to point them to the scene where the man’s dead body was found.
The Wedela SAPS have opened cases of rape and an inquest docket. “The deceased has not yet been identified,” Boboko told the Merafong Observer. The young girl will also receive counseling for the trauma she has experienced.