Four minors are expected to appear in the Zastron Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday in connection with the rape of a 15-year-old girl, who was attacked and allegedly raped by seven suspects, the Free State police said.
Sergeant Yanga Ngcukana said the incident happened on Friday around 9.50pm.
Ngcukana said the suspects allegedly followed the girl and attacked her on her way from church. He said the victim managed to spot one suspect who was immediately arrested, and later followed by his partners.
“She tried fighting back to no avail and when she screamed for help she was threatened with a knife by one of the suspects. She was forced to take off her underwear and lay down on the grass. She was left there when the suspects finished,” he said.
“When she got home she informed her parents and they subsequently informed the police.”
Ngcukana said the girl was taken to medical practitioner who confirmed penetration and severe injuries on her private parts.
He said two more arrests were imminent.