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South African Murder Echoes Similar Killing in 2013

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 10:26 AM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police say a young woman was murdered in similarly horrific circumstances and in the same place as a teenager whose 2013 death shocked even people accustomed to high levels of violent crime.

Police in Bredasdorp, a small town in South Africa's Western Cape province, say the body of a 22-year-old woman was discovered Saturday near the spot where Anene Booysen was raped and murdered three years ago. Booysen, 17, was gang-raped and left for dead. One man was sentenced to life in jail.

Police say the woman killed during the weekend was also raped and mutilated. A teenage male faces rape and murder charges.

South Africa has strict laws to prosecute sexual violence and has launched public education campaigns, but violent crime remains common.

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South African police say a young woman was murdered in similarly horrific circumstances and in the same place as a teenager whose 2013 death shocked even people accustomed to high levels of violent crime.Police in Bredasdorp, a small town in South Africa's Western Cape...
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