South Africa 16.4.2014 09:55 am

Two children raped in Soweto

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (Diego Grez)

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons (Diego Grez)

A 45-year-old man raped a 7-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl at his house in Soweto, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

The children went to his spaza shop on Sunday in Zola, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

The man was arrested on Tuesday night with 68 other men during a raid in the area.

The men faced charges ranging from murder to rape, sexual assault, fraud, theft, and business burglary, Makhubela said.

Among those arrested was a 35-year-old man who allegedly raped a 22-year-woman on March 1.

She was raped in an open veld after attending a night church vigil.

All the men were expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

– Sapa

 

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