Girl of four raped at Greytown Hospital

2014-12-03 00:00

A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl was stolen away from her family and raped while visiting a relative in the Greytown ­Hospital on Monday night.

According to the KZN Department of Health, the attack happened during the evening visiting hours. It is ­understood that the girl was with other children accompanying their ­grandmother who was visiting a relative in the female ward.

The children were left playing by the door of the ward and it was soon realised that one was missing.

A prompt search by the hospital ­security resulted in a 23-year-old ­suspect being apprehended. He was ­allegedly found molesting the girl.

KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo and the head of department Dr Sibongile Zungu commended the alert and vigilant security officers who apprehended the man.

“We are shocked and disgusted by this despicable act, perpetrated against a defenceless child. It is immoral, ­barbaric and unacceptable and is yet another example of how children’s rights are still being violated by those who are supposed to care and protect them.

“We thank the security guards who came to this child’s rescue. We wish to appeal to the law authorities to ensure that the perpetrator behind this ­dastardly act is made to face the full might of the law.”

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