13-year-old ‘rapes’ 5-year-old
Written by Keshia Jansen on December 13, 2017
A 13-year-old boy has been saved from mob justice after allegedly raping a five-year-old girl in Mitchells Plain.
According to Cape Argus, furious community members took to the street to hunt down the teenager.
Residents turned violent by burning tyres and throwing stones.
The police was forced to intervene and transport the boy to safety.
Cape Argus reports that according to Ward Councillor Sheval Arendse, residents claim that the teenager lured the girl to a wendy house where he allegedly raped her.
Arendse has said: “I am waiting on reports, as she was taken to hospital. I understand the anger of the community but their behaviour was unacceptable. If this is going to happen when the SAPS comes out to protect the innocent until proved guilty, there will be no law and order.”
Police spokesperson FC van Wyk confirmed to Cape Argus that a preliminary investigation is underway.