10-year-old orphan raped in Free State

2012-08-16 12:01

Bloemfontein - An observant Free State woman has helped a 10-year-old girl report her rape and identify the man who raped her, police said on Thursday.

Sergeant Martin Xuma said a woman saw the girl walking with difficulty to school on Monday. The woman approached the girl, but she would not talk.

Xuma said the woman took the girl to a clinic where it was established that she had been sexually abused.

The police were called and it was found that the girl was an orphan who stayed with a family in Manyatseng, in Ladybrand. She managed to tell her story only when her teacher arrived.

She said she was raped on Saturday night, while she was sleeping. She had been sharing a bed with two boys and a 20 year-old cousin. Her cousin raped her while the younger boys were asleep.

Police opened a rape case and arrested the 20-year-old man, who appeared in the Ladybrand Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

The case was postponed to August 23 for a formal bail application.

  • bibi.vanzyl - 2012-08-16 12:16

    Heaven knows, something is seriously wrong with our society. Why do these communities not speak out against child rape publicly. Old grandmothers' dignity is brutally taken away from them. Come on guys stand up - here is a worthy cause to protest against!!!

      Willie - 2012-08-16 12:29

      Goverment need to hang some few guys for this nonsense

      chris.novak.9235 - 2012-08-16 12:51

      send queries to communications dept anc...

  • michael.vanrheenen.9 - 2012-08-16 12:17

    FFS!! 4 people on one bed? Shame man! I feel so sorry for some people... Poor girl... Hope you recover fully and that that piece of sh$t gets raped in prison every day!

  • Hermann - 2012-08-16 12:21

    Send the bastard to the noose, but sadly the noose is gone thanks to the liberals.

  • Gavin - 2012-08-16 12:27

    what kind of a future does SA have with all our children either being killed or raped ? I wish this would happen to all the people whose inaction caused it.

      chris.novak.9235 - 2012-08-16 12:55

      send queries to communications dept anc...

      J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-08-16 13:03

      I agree with you. Kathy

  • elizadorcas.deu - 2012-08-16 12:34

    very sad.She was living with an animal.

  • hendrikvs - 2012-08-16 12:37

    We are living in such a civilized society where people have so much respect for others. The leading example is right at the top of this crime-ridden country!

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