2 men arrested for raping teen girls, leaving them for dead

2014-04-22 17:04

Two men accused of raping two teenage girls and leaving them for dead in Mavimbela, Katlehong, have been arrested, Ekurhuleni metro police said.

One of the men was arrested today in Phuthaditjhaba, Free State, and the other was arrested yesterday in Katlehong, said Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago.

The girls, both aged 14, were found by residents of Mavimbela yesterday.

Kgasago said the girls appeared to have been raped, severely assaulted and left for dead in the bushes near the intersection of Khotso and Mambo streets in Katlehong.

“The residents were so incensed that they burnt the bushy open space and also blockaded streets to protest against the horrendous crime,” he said.

The girls were being treated in hospital.

The men face charges of rape and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

One man had been linked to other rapes in Katlehong in the past few weeks.

“Police are hot on the heels of a third suspect, who is still at large and suspected to be somewhere in Vereeniging,” Kgasago said.

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