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Lady Frere man arrested after raping six young learners on their way to school

Oct 21, 2019
Lady Frere man arrested after raping six young learners on their way to school

Lady Frere - Police say they have arrested a 29-year-old suspect, who raped six young girls, aged between six and 11 years, at the Maqhashu Administrative Area.

"It is alleged that the young girls were on their way to school on the 15 October 2019 when they met the suspect, who threatened to kill them and raped them all," said police spokesperson, Capt Namhla Mdleleni.

"After that, he threatened them not to report the incident."

She said that on the 19th of October, one of the parents noticed suspicious symptoms from her child and she called the police. 

"A case of rape has been opened and 72-hour  plan was activated and the suspect arrested on Sunday and will appear before the Lady Frere Magistrate's Court soon."

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