Police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said it was alleged the child came from school on Friday when her mother noticed that something was wrong with her.
“The mother enquired from the victim and she was told by her daughter that she was raped by a local man at about 3pm on Friday while on her way home at Location Nqadu Village in Willowvale,” said Manatha.
“A case of rape was registered with Willowvale Police Station on Friday. The suspect was arrested on the same day.”
Manatha added the man is due to appear before the Willowvale Magistrates’ Court on Monday on a charge of rape.