NELSPRUIT – Mpumalanga police are looking for two suspects in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl which took place at Saselani Trust, Bushbuckridge, on Saturday 06 June 2020.
According to information received, the girl was walking along the road from visiting her relatives, when she was approached by two men driving a red Toyota Tazz. The men stopped the car and asked where she was coming from, which she responded. They pointed her with a firearm, ordered her to get into their car then drove off but along the way, they gave her a drink and she passed out after drinking it.
The girl woke up and found that she had been dumped in a bush, close to a local High School and had been undressed. She then sought assistance at a house nearby where the occupants offered her shelter and further reported the matter to the police.
She was taken to a hospital for medical treatment, where it was confirmed that she had been raped and the police registered a case accordingly.
The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma has ordered for the swift arrest of the two suspects who practically insulted government’s effort in the fight against gender based violence, more so during the period of Child Protection Week and Youth Month. The General has once again reiterated his call for society to stand up against Gender-Based-Violence. “These heartless suspects continue to prey on children regardless of hefty sentences that are being handed down to them by our courts. We are making a plea to the public, to join hands with us in addressing this stubborn challenge, especially now that restrictions have been relaxed for the Faith-Based Organizations to continue to revive the moral fibre of our society which appears to have degenerated, “said General Zuma.
Anyone who may have information that could lead to the apprehension of the suspects, is urged to contact Sergeant Tsepo Makwela on 0726132576. Members of the public can also call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111 or by giving a tip-off on the MySAPS app that can be downloaded onto any smartphone. Information can be given anonymously.

Source: South Africa Police Service

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