A man has been beaten to death for allegedly committing adultery in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria State, citizens and local leaders said.
Michael Obwaha, 52, was killed by a mob at Mura village in Hiyala Payam of Torit County on Monday.
Mr Galileo Ohide, the Paramount Chief of Hiyala, told Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday that Obwaha was killed on Sunday at around 8pm.
He said the suspects escaped after resisting arrest orders from local authorities.
“The incident occurred on Sunday evening. This person committed adultery with someone’s wife called Sunday. So, when the woman was asked, she admitted that she had love affairs with the person,” Mr Ohide said.
Mr Jacob Atari Albano, a resident of Torit, said the youth in the area are still tracing the whereabouts of the killers, condemning the act.
“The people who beat this person have known that this one has gone beyond what they expect because killing somebody is not good. I am not happy about the incident, and in the strongest term possible, I condemn it,” Mr Atari said.
Ms Angelina Quintino, Eastern Equatoria State Member of Parliament representing SPLM Party, condemned the act, warning citizens against taking the law into their hands.
She called on security organs to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to book.
“The incident in Mura was unfortunate because if you kill a person, the law must take its course. If the husband of the woman beats the man to death, whether it is intentional or not, the law must take its course,” she said.