A community is celebrating after prosecutors announced their decision to drop all charges against a mother who shot three rapists in self-defense.
The mother of South Africa was arrested after she killed a man and wounded two others while they were raping her daughter.
The woman had been charged with murder and attempted murder while the two men who survived the gunshot wounds, were charged with rape.
After pressure from the public, the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa (NPA), dropped the charges against the mother.
According to the police report, the woman, who has not been named, said that she heard her 27-year-old daughter screaming for help.
The cries were coming from an abandoned home. As she went inside, the mother said she saw the men raping her daughter.
She claims that the suspects tried to overpower her, but she fought back and shot them, killing one and wounding two others.
The 27-year-old daughter said that she was traumatized by the incident, but she is grateful to be alive.
“My body is still suffering, but most of all I thank you, Mom, for that sacrifice you made to save my life,” the rape survivor said.
The mother hopes that with psychological help, her daughter will be able to get better.
The two surviving suspects are being held without bail.
The victim’s mother said that she is getting death threats from the families of the 2 suspects who want the rape charges against them dropped.