Police have confirmed in a statement that a 16-year-old alleged serial rapist will appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
The teenager lured a five-year-old child to his Makhaza home in Khayelitsha, where he allegedly raped her on Friday.
Police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana said the teenager had also allegedly attacked and raped a nine-year-old girl repeatedly in July.
Rwexana said he had used the “same modus operandi”.
Meanwhile, a 53-year-old man has also been arrested for allegedly raping three girls between the ages of 12 and 15 in Khayelitsha.
The suspect would allegedly send his victims, who are between the ages of 12 and 15, to the shop. As soon as they came back the suspect locked the doors and raped them.
He was arrested, charged for rape and appeared twice in Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Court, where he was remanded for a formal bail application on August 17, 2016.
The statement urged community members to stand together and condemn “acts of this nature, where young girls are being victimised”.
– African News Agency (ANA)