Neighbour appears for rape of girl, 12

2017-06-13 20:55
Magistrate's Court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

Magistrate's Court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24, file)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Mahikeng - A man accused of raping a 12-year-old in Signal Hill village in Mahikeng made his first appearance in the Mmabatho Magistrate's Court on Monday.

According to the police's Sergeant Kelebolgile Moleko, the 20-year-old man allegedly called the child - who cannot be named - over to him while she was walking back home from school on June 1.

He then allegedly took her to a dilapidated house near the bushes, where she was raped.

Moleko said that the suspect lives a few houses away from the child.

"The minor reported the incident to one of her teachers, who informed the police. A case was then opened and, following an investigation, the suspect... was arrested," said Moleko.

In a statement over the weekend, the North West Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant-General Baile Motswenyane, condemned the incident, saying that it was a concern when women and children were raped, particularly by people they knew.

Moleko also said that the police were trying to curb crimes against women and children.

The man will appear again in court on June 15 for his bail application.

Read more on:    mahikeng  |  crime

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.