Pupils get counselling after rape

2012-01-26 12:45

 A seven-year-old girl and a boy who allegedly raped her at a school in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, have received counselling.

“The priority was to ensure that the girl got the relevant support and counselling,” Western Cape education department spokesperson Bronagh Casey said today.

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

Casey said the rape was committed on the school’s premises last 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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