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Cape Town kids get counselling after rape

2012-01-26 16:36

Cape Town - A 7-year-old girl and a boy who allegedly raped her at a school in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, have received counselling, the Western Cape education department said on Wednesday.

"The priority was to ensure that the girl got the relevant support and counselling," spokesperson Bronagh Casey said.

"The department also made sure that the alleged perpetrator got the appropriate counselling."

Casey said the rape was committed on the school's premises on Friday morning. She said the school had opened an investigation, and it was also working with the police in probing the matter.

"The school's governing body will decide on the suitable action to be taken after the internal investigations have been completed."

The police could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Comments
  • Shirley - 2012-01-26 16:51

    WTF??? What home life does this boy come from to even think of such things at 7? Red flags and all they do is counsel? This child has a dark future ahead if someone doesnt step in!

      Mercury01 - 2012-01-26 18:18

      The article doesnt say that the boy is seven years old.I think he is older.

      theO rAcLe - 2012-01-26 19:09

      WTF .... How the hell does this News 24 write articles, they need counselling.. Or need the education and learn to write..

      theO rAcLe - 2012-01-26 19:14

      According to the article the 7 year old boy and girl committed rape... Who did they rape, I wonder?

  • Forest Gump - 2012-01-26 17:25

    This boy needs new parents as well cos at his age knowledge of such things can only be imprinted at home

      Godfrey - 2012-01-26 17:45

      We can only pray that something good will come from this, for ALL parties including the school.

  • Laurenzo Van Der Vuma - 2012-01-26 17:35

    it is indeed very bad for those kids and they must get more counselling so that something like this wont happen again to other kids

  • Vuyo - 2012-01-26 17:35

    He should be tagged and monitored till he's 21. WTF!!

  • Nkosinathi - 2012-01-26 17:58

    Hhey madoda azisadlalwayi yini izindlu 2012. Hhayi bo kanti kwenzakalani. Sekwaba yiphutha ukudlala. Udlwengulile? Ngani? HHayi bo madoda. kanti yini, aniyeke izingane.

      Phillip - 2012-01-26 19:30

      Speak human!

  • william - 2012-01-26 18:21

    THIS ISSSSSSSSSS THE VERY NEW SOUTH AFRICA!!!! TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT....

  • curbylee1 - 2012-01-26 18:46

    I am speechlessssss. What are we doing ???? I just feel a very deep sadness inside of me. "What about the Children" - Lord, What about the children...........

  • Angelique Nel - 2012-01-26 23:30

    Absolutely shocking...rather disturbing...

  • Cathy - 2012-01-27 08:45

    IT PATHETIC WHATS GOING ON IN THE SCHOOLS THE GAVERNING BODY MUST BE MORE VISABLE AT SCHOOL TEACHERS DONT LIKE THE GAVERNING BODY BECAUSE THEY DOES NOT TAKE NOTICE IF A CHILD COMPLAIN OF ANOTHER CHILD.

  • lizabooysen3 - 2012-01-27 08:45

    Our kids are save no where any more!!!This little girls live will never be the same.

  • Caroline - 2012-01-27 13:24

    The girl was in grade 2 and the boy grade 3. It's absolutely horrible. I heard them talking about it on the radio and a child psychologist was saying the boy was play acting out either what he had seen/ been exposed to, or what had been done to him. So, I don't think we should be too hard on the little boy - he needs some serious counselling along with the little girl. Tragic.

  • Ernestine - 2012-01-27 15:23

    @the ORacle - The article says: "A 7-year-old girl and a boy who allegedly raped her" which grammatically does make sense. Unless it's been corrected since you posted? And yes, at that young age both the victim and perpetrator would need counseling. There is NO way to condone this behaviour, but if he's being raised in a home where rape and violence in general is acceptable and a part of life, then he's not going to know any better. Hopefully something can be done to get him out of there, so we don't have another criminal on the streets when he's older. As for the parents, wow. I have no words...

  • Judy - 2012-01-31 01:34

    How old are you all? Don't you know what was happening around you at school? Being whispered and sniggered and bragged about by the boys? It's been happening for more than 60 years, all very hush hush until now that we have communication. And it has never been restricted to any race or creed.

  • susan.ndaba - 2012-02-08 11:36

    The counseling is supposed to be the kind of intervention that will help this boy @Shirley

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