Two minors raped and dumped on the streets

An unknown perpetrator raped two minors aged seven and nine after they went missing on Saturday, March 30 in Vosman.

According to the police, the incident sent shockwaves through the community. The minor’s parents searched for the pair after they could not be found where they were playing.

“The parents then alerted the police, who opened a Missing Persons’s file for investigation. The parents then alerted the police, who opened a Missing Person’s file for investigation,” read the police statement.

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On Sunday, March 31, the police at Phola Police Station found the girls. “A good Samaritan assisted after the perpetrator dumped the two girls on the streets. The suspect just left the girls to fend for themselves and to navigate their way back home after keeping them hostage for the entire night.”

The good Samaritan came across the girls who seemed shocked, shivering from the cold, and not appropriately dressed. The Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit have been assigned to probe the incident.

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Police are requesting the community to come forward with valuable information that may share light on this investigation. Anyone who is willing to assist is humbly requested to contact Sergeant Zinhle Mathenjwa from the FCS Unit at 072 792 0691. Members of the public can also call the Crime Stop number at 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP. All received information will be treated as confidential, and callers may opt to remain anonymous.

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