By Blessing Mabunda
A 63-Year -old suspect was arrested for allegedly raping a 10-year old girl at Mageva Village in the outskirts of Giyani.
The acting station commander of Giyani SAPS commended the team of Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offenses unit for their vigilance that led to the arrest of the accused.
Police say, on Tuesday the victim visited the suspect at his place to ask for school pocket money. The suspect subsequently raped the victim before giving her the pocket money.
“The victim went home and did not share the incident with anyone. On Wednesday the victim collapsed on her way to school. The victim’s nephew was called and he was surprised when he saw that the child could not walk properly.
“The nephew questioned the child as to what has happened to her, she explained to the nephew everything that transpired. The child was taken to a nearby clinic for medical treatment and the mother of the victim was also informed about the incident”, added Constable Ridgewell Rikhotso.
The suspect will appear before the Giyani Magistrate’s Court soon.