Schoolboy raped in hostel horror attack

By admin
06 February 2015

Four Northern Cape school boys will appear in court on Friday on charges of raping and assaulting a fellow-pupil at their hostel.

Four Northern Cape school boys will appear in court on Friday on charges of raping and assaulting a fellow-pupil at their hostel, Beeld reported.

A group of white boys grabbed a black boy and subjected him to inhumane torture on Sunday, education department spokesman Sydney Stander reportedly told the newspaper.

'He is broken, but strong enough to speak about the ordeal'

"He was stripped and painted white. After that he was sodomised with a stick. Boys who watched, cheered them on," he was quoted as saying.

City Press reported that a four-minute video of the incident has emerged showing the six white pupils, who were wearing only their underpants, attacking the child.

The newspaper, reports the boy is seen being bound by his hands and feet to a steel-framed bed and painted white before the boys raped him. They added that a group of black school learners are also seen watching the attack.

According to Beeld's report, Stander said the department had sent a team to support the victim, his family, teachers and other pupils at the Hoer Landbouskool Noord-Kaapland, and North West education MEC Griezelda Cjiekella-Lecholo apologised to the victim's family.

Beeld reported that the boy's mother said the attack should not be seen exclusively as racist. "An attack like this can take place in the same group."

But, the boy had been racially humiliated and bullied since he started Grade 12 at the beginning of the year.

"He is broken, but strong enough to speak about the ordeal. He does not want this to happen to another child," she was quoted as saying. He would not return to the school.

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