The Limpopo MEC for Social Development Nkakareng Rakgoale has condemned in the strongest possible terms the gang rape of a 12-year-old girl with mental disability, by three young boys aged between 11 and 14 in Lephalale. Police says they are investigating a case of gang rape.
MEC Rakgoale says they urge parents and guardians to always keep a close eye on children and also to ensure their whereabouts at all times.
Social Development spokesperson Witness Tiva says Social workers have already started providing psychosocial support to the victim, her family and other affected parties. They will also work hand in hand with the police and the NPA as the perpetrators are to be processed in accordance with the Child Justice Act.
Furthermore MEC Rakgoale pleads with general members of the public to help government in protecting children.