Kidnapping and rape of two minor children, Dennilton

South African Police Service

Kidnapping and rape of two minor children, Dennilton

The Police in Dennilton outside Groblersdal have arrested a 19 year old man for kidnapping and raping two minor children aged 12 and 13, between 16 and 17 May 2019, at Thambo RDP New stands.

It is alleged that on 16 May 2019, at about 19:00, the suspect met the two victims and lured them to an RDP house in this section and locked them inside. He then bought them food and started to rape them one by one until one of the victims managed to escape and ran home where she informed her parents about the ordeal. The other victim was left behind with the suspect.

The following day, the victim’s parents accompanied by a group of community members, went with the victim to the said RDP house and on arrival, they found the suspect busy raping the other victim. The suspect ran away but the Community gave chase until they caught him and handed him to the Dennilton Police.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has condemned with the strongest terms, the ongoing sexual offences acts perpetrated against children which are still prevalent in some parts of the Province.

Members of the community, especially parents, are still advised and encouraged to strengthen child safety at all times to prevent or avoid this type of incidents to occur, concluded General Ledwaba.

The suspect will appear before the Dennilton Magistrate court tomorrow on Monday, 2019-05-20.

The Police investigations are still continuing.

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