Mokonyane: No one deserves to be raped

2013-03-27 14:30
Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane (Picture: Sapa)

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane (Picture: Sapa)

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Johannesburg - No one deserves to be raped, mutilated, and murdered, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane said on Wednesday.

She was reacting to the rape, mutilation, and killing of teenage girl, Thandeka Madonsela, in Naturena, south of Johannesburg.

Her mutilated body was found near the N1 highway on Saturday.

"We would like to send our sincere condolences to the family of Thandeka. We condemn her killing in the strongest possible terms. No one deserves to be raped, mutilated, and murdered; more so when we are commemorating Human Rights month."

She said human rights meant also respecting women and children.

Two teenage boys had been arrested in connection with her murder, police said on Tuesday.

"Two suspects aged between 16 and 17 were arrested for the murder of a 14-year-old girl at Naturena on Friday," said police spokesperson Katlego Mogale.

The girl's body was found in the veld with multiple stab wounds.

Police tracked down the first boy, who led them to the second boy.

"[They] have since appeared in court and their case is postponed for further investigation. They were released into the custody of their parents until their next court appearance," Mogale said.

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