Suspect to appear in Limpopo court in connection with gang rape of 11-year-old girl in graveyard

Suspect to appear in Limpopo court in connection with gang rape of 11-year-old girl in graveyard

A 29-year-old man was arrested for the alleged rape of an 11-year-old schoolgirl in Limpopo.


A 29-year-old man was arrested for the alleged rape of an 11-year-old schoolgirl in Limpopo.

A
29-year-old man is expected to appear in the Namakgale Magistrate’s Court in
Limpopo on Monday for the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in Majeje, while
police continue searching for another two men in connection with the crime.

Police
spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the girl was crying when she
returned from school and that she had visible injuries.

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“She
informed her mother that the suspect, whom she knows, together with his two
friends, met her on the road and they dragged her to the nearby graveyard. They
then assaulted her and thereafter took turns in raping her. The perpetrators
then fled the scene,” Mojapelo said.

The
matter was reported to the police and a rape case was opened. The case was
later transferred to the Phalaborwa Family Violence, Child Protection and
Sexual Offences Unit.

The
man was arrested in Majeje on Friday.

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