Schoolboy rape charges not dropped - MEC

2010-11-10 14:03
Johannesburg - Reports about the dropping of charges against the two boys who allegedly raped a Johannesburg schoolgirl were untrue, the Gauteng department of community safety said on Wednesday.

"The need to ensure that justice is served is important," Safety MEC Faith Mazibuko told journalists in Johannesburg.

"We are determined to see this case through and ensure that justice is dispensed.

"This is crucial to demonstrate to communities and the public that our criminal justice system is capable of punishing those who wrong society," she said.

The police were working with the National Prosecuting Authority to prepare a "proper, watertight, prosecutable and winnable case", Mazibuko said.

The NPA on Tuesday said charges against the two boys, age 14 and 16, were dropped because of a lack of evidence.

Three boys allegedly gave "date rape" drugs to two girls on Thursday and then raped one of them, aged 15, while it was filmed on cellphones.

The alleged attack occurred on the premises of Jules High School in Jeppestown, during school hours.

The girl only identified two of the boys and they were arrested on Monday.

Both boys are Grade 9 pupils. One of them is a pupil at the school where the alleged attack occurred and the other is a pupil at New Nation School near Auckland Park.
- SAPA
Read more on:    faith mazibuko  |  johannesburg
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
28 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Deal of the week!

Petrol generators from R1399, save up to R350. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Pampers!

Save 30% when you buy 3 or more selected pampers products. While stocks last. Shop now!

This week only - 30% off books!

Get 30% off when you buy 2 or more books. Many titles to choose from. While stocks last. Shop now!

New range of Samsung smartphones!

Samsung Galaxy A3, A5 and Alpha now available at kalahari.com. while stocks last. Shop now!

Buy 3 eBooks & only pay for 2!

The cheapest of the 3 titles will be free. Many more titles to choose from. While stocks last. Shop now!

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a reactive and wilful undercurrent that flavours things today. There is a tendency to take things too personally and then...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.