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A 10-year-old girl raped in a rented room in Nkowankowa – Tzaneen Voice



By appointment Mabunda

NKOWANKOWA – A 29-year-old male suspect, who is also a foreign national, is expected to appear soon before the Ritavi Magistrate’s Court in connection with the rape of a 10-year-old girl in a rented apartment at Nkowankowa site.

The horrific incident occurred on Friday, May 10, 2024.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the minor victim, who was also believed to be a foreigner, was allegedly raped by a 29-year-old male suspect while staying in separate rented rooms on the same premises.

According to reports, the children playing in the yard witnessed the incident and informed their parents.

Eventually, the victim’s guardian was made aware of the rape and she was taken to a local hospital for evaluation. Medical staff confirmed that the child was raped and the incident was immediately reported to the police on Saturday, May 11, 2024.

A rape case was opened and a large-scale manhunt was launched for the suspect, leading to his arrest on Sunday, April 12, 2024, at the Ritavi Police Station.


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