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Young girl trafficked and raped

Media Statement
                    South African Police Service
                        Office of the Provisional Commissioner

It is alleged by a 15-year-old victim, who is a grade 9 scholar that she was raped by known suspect in Elandslagte, Matiwaneskop area and her mother was aware but took no action against the perpetrator. Instead she took a sum of R100 from perpetrator and gave her daughter to silence her.

On 01 December 2020, the young girl’s mother had arranged for her to go visiting a family friend in Johannesburg. She was informed that the family friend would buy her clothes, a cell phone and gold tooth. When they arrived in Johannesburg she was introduced to some men known to this family friend, one of these men became known to her. This man allegedly raped her the whole night and in the morning he took her back to her relative’s place. At the house she witnessed this man giving her relative some money which she then went into the house to count it.

The victim was luckily rescued by two girls who actually know her from Matiwaneskop area, they took her back home. When she arrived home she was scared to inform anyone what occurred to her. She later formed courage to report the incident at Elandslagte SAPS Police station and charges of human trafficking and rape were opened for investigation.

The investigation led to the arrest of the mother of the victim (53) who was arrested yesterday 13 January 2021 at 19h00 while at her homestead at Matiwaneskop area, in Ladysmith and the suspect is set to appear in Ladysmith Magistrate’s Court tomorrow.





Colonel Thembeka Mbele

082 462 9870