Muthi victim still suffering

2018-06-01 06:00

Her eldest sister, who stays with her, said that she (victim) was attacked after their mother was admitted to hospital and left her in the care of a relative in 2011, while her father had been away on work.

“My little sister was under the care of a relative who sold her for muthi to her boyfriend and she confessed to us that she sold her to her boyfriend because he said that the baby was so beautiful and she even confessed to the police” said the elder sister.

She said that just after her little sister was attacked, the attacker fled to Durban, taking with him the stolen body parts.

The elder sister said her little sister sometimes does not want to go to school because she is scared of other pupils and she always felt embarrassed. She said that she was in Grade 1 although, she supposed to be in Grade 2, but failed Grade 1 last year due to the difficulties she faces in her young life. “I bought a hat for her to cover her head at school, but daily she comes home crying because of other pupils” she said.

She added that the attacker is still in Durban and the relative who sold her sister is still walking free on the streets of the township of Matatiele.

“Both were arrested in 2012 and they were set free without knowing what was happening in their case” said Matshidiso. Eastern Cape Department of Education Spokesperson Malibongwe Mtima confirmed the incident. He said they already asked the department’s School Enrichment Programme team to intervene in the abuse of the eight-year-old by other pupils at school. He asked society to play parental role to protect the child.

Meanwhile National Prosecuting Authority could not be reached for comment about the case.

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