Hlokomelo Mabogale |
The Limpopo MEC for Social Development Nkakareng Rakgoale is fuming over the allegations that a 35-year-old father has raped his 5-year old daughter in Maphophe Village outside Malamulele in Giyani.
According to the police, the man called his daughter while she was playing with her friends to his room and he allegedly raped her.
MEC Rakgoale has condemned the incident and described it as despicable. “What has happened is inhumane and this is an indication that some community members have actually turned into something else.”
Rakgoale added that one cannot even want to start imagining what was going on in his mind when he committed this senseless act. “This matter has been referred to our social workers who have started providing psychosocial support to the victim, her family and other affected parties”.
MEC emphasised that courts should deal harshly with perpetrators of Gender Based Violence who have total disregard of the law.
“These are people who strip away the rights and dignity of the vulnerable members of our community. We also want to appreciate family members who reported this matter to the authorities, as breaking the silence assists us to expose these evil deeds” stressed MEC Rakgoale.
The suspect is due to appear in Malamulele Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 26th of January.