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Probe into claims girl raped in class

2011-10-06 20:33

Johannesburg - Gauteng's education department is to investigate claims that a 7-year-old girl was gang-raped in a classroom by fellow pupils.

Spokesperson Charles Phahlane said on Thursday the department had decided to act after a newspaper report on the incident at a school in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.

He said it was unclear how it came to be that the girl was left alone with the four boys, aged 7 and 8. They allegedly cornered her in a classroom, undressed her and assaulted her.

"Where were the other learners and where was the teacher? All we have is the information from the child," Phahlane said.

Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini confirmed that police were investigating the rape, which happened on Friday.

The Sowetan reported on Thursday that a police social crime officer was called to the school in August.

The principal had wanted police to speak to the parents of boys who had been accused of improper behaviour.

Phahlane said the department had sent social workers to see the girl and her family.

It would investigate whether the school followed education department procedures in dealing with the matter.

He said social workers would also be sent to the boys who were said to have been involved.

Comments
  • Sit-hole - 2011-10-06 21:00

    Please do not blame poverty. Blame it on SA's moral bank account.

      WarDog - 2011-10-07 07:45

      Exactly. You should be able to leave 5 7 and 8 year olds alone in a room without fear that they will rape or kill each other. Of course the liberals will make excuses as to why this happened. Can’t wait to hear them.

      DEVILS SON - 2011-10-07 08:06

      7-8 yr olds only repeat what their parents or older siblings do, investigate their families for ties to rapes/ assaults

  • numbpty - 2011-10-06 21:01

    Just cut their nads off now before they get a chance to "fully mature". Who knows what the wrecking ball is capable of if you dont. Poor teachers probably gonna cop the blame for this one! over worked under paid and expected to be everywhere I guess, but that might not be relevant cause as usual all the facts are still being "investigated"

  • Mikemcc - 2011-10-06 21:24

    What hope can there be if they start so young? If we think the current adults are morally deficient wait for the next lot!

  • w.changes - 2011-10-06 21:26

    While the headmaster screws the teashars... The Peopols screws one another... It is as simple as that...

  • Fed-Up - 2011-10-06 22:19

    Well, what do you expect? (and No MR D not apartheid and open Toilets) with a president that can not keep his own trousers on (yes he was acquitted of rape) but with 4 wives and illegitimate children he sets a wonderful example to our youth. Eish!

  • jen - 2011-10-07 07:35

    Seven and eight year old boys; they must have witnessed freaky stuff at home to do this.

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