If hell is empty, all the devils are here with us. BuzzSouthAfrica has been informed that a 10-year-old boy is receiving treatment at the Bongani Hospital after he was gang-raped by five men.
From our gathering, the 10-year-old boy from Thabong, Welkom, was playing with friends in a dam on Sunday when they unknown men called.
They five men with dogs approached the boy and his friends while they were swimming. His friends ran away leaving behind the boy who was stuck in mud.
The men dragged him out of the mud, forced him to hold on to a pole and raped him.
Confirming this, the police related that the boy managed to escape after he was raped.
He was taken to the Bongani Hospital where police were called. Five counts of rape are being investigated against the men, related Sergeant Mamello Mokhuoane.
Meanwhile, a 30-year-old suspect appeared before the Mmabatho Magistrates’ Court today for allegedly raping a 17-year-old minor in Montshiwa near Mmabatho.
As alleged, the minor was on her way home on Friday, 27 January 2017 when the suspect grabbed her and forcefully took her to his place. He raped the victim repeatedly and only allowed her to go home the next day.
The minor reported the incident to her mother who then took her to Mmabatho police station to open a case of rape. The suspect was then traced and arrested.
Also, the Brits Magistrates’ Court sentenced a 28-year-old accused to life imprisonment for rape and robbery.
The 28-year-old reportedly raped and robbed a 52-year-old woman of her cellphone on 15 December 2014, at Letlhabile near Brits.
At the time of the incident, the victim was on her way from home to her workplace when the accused pulled her to the bushes. He then threatened her with a knife and raped her.
The incident was reported to the police and the accused was arrested on 03 January 2015 after a thorough investigation by the Brits Cluster Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS).
Upon sentencing the accused, the court declared him unfit to possess a firearm in terms of Section 103 (g) of the Firearms Control Act, 2000 (Act No. 60 of 2000).