A 44-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly taking two innocent children to a field where he raped them.

It is alleged that on Saturday, 13 April 2024 at about 11:30, their aunt (37) noticed a change on her niece’s walking movement then called her to check her, she realised that she might have been raped. “The aunt’s investigation revealed that her niece was allegedly raped on Sunday, 07 April 2024,” Police reported.

The police said, “Malume” took the 10-year-old and her 9-year-old friend to the open field away from the houses, where he raped them and gave them money, and threatened them not to tell anyone about the incident. 

After suspecting rape, the aunt took both children to Oranjeville police station, and they were taken to hospital for medical attention. A manhunt was launched for the suspect, and he was found and arrested at his house in Metsimaholo.  He will appear in the Oranjeville magistrate court soon for two counts of rape, investigation continues.

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