11-year-old boy gang-raped at school
Johannesburg - An 11-year-old boy has been raped, allegedly by four other boys at a school in Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg, police said on Wednesday.
The boy was receiving counselling from social workers while a case of rape was being investigated, Captain Phil Khorombi said.
He said the rape happened on Friday morning on the premises of the school.
"At this stage we cannot reveal much detail on the matter," he said.
The Gauteng education department had launched its own investigation into the matter, spokesperson Charles Phahlane said.
"The matter has shocked us and we view it in a serious light," he said.
Phahlane could not immediately reveal the name of the school.