Man in for rape of minor

2016-06-16 06:00

Barely a week after the country observed Child Protection Week, a man was beaten into a coma after he was allegedly found raping a nine year old girl in Site B on Monday morning.

The girl’s mother, who had left her boyfriend with the child, screamed in horror when she found him naked in bed with her daughter.

She alerted community members who came and administered people’s justice until the man was saved by the police who called the ambulances to the scene.

The child has also been hospitalised and according sources she had told teachers at her school that it was not the first time this had happened to her.

Police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut confirmed that a suspect was arrested and was due to appear at the Khayelitsha Magistrate Court on Thursday (today) on a charge of rape.

Nonceba Family Counselling centre social worker Nozuko Conjwa said there was an alarming increase in rape cases involving minors in Khayelitsha.

“In most cases child rape is commited by people who are known to the victim, that’ s why we have embarked on awareness campaigns targetting minors,” said Conjwa.

. Meanwhile the police have poured cold water on rampant rumours of child snatching that have surfaced on social media.

On Tuesday night agitated residents in Mfuleni cornered a car driven by a white woman, accusing her of “stealing children”.

The frightened woman was “roughed up” by the crowd who also damaged a police vehicles in the process.

Mfuleni police spokesperson Captain Nomathemba Muavha said upon investigation, police could not find any substance to the claims.

“ We are aware of numerous allegations regarding child kidnappings in this province being posted on social media platforms, which are refuted as it cannot be substantiated with any police records,” Muavha said urging people to stop spreading this hoax message.

Muavha said they strongly encourage children to be frequently sensitised of crime and dangerous situations in a responsible manner and at all times.

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