“The man, 48, called his niece to his house pretending that he wanted to give her and her friends meat. He then chased out the other children and then raped his niece,” said police spokesman Lt-Col Mzukisi Fatyela on Friday.
“The girl’s mother noticed that she was in pain and on enquiring, the child told her about what happened.”
The man was arrested by police around 7pm after the girl’s mother reported the matter to the police, Fatyela said.
He will appear in the Tsolo Magistrate’s Court on Monday.