Man held for alleged rape of 12-year-old McBride girl

A 51-YEAR-OLD man has been taken into custody following the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl in McBride village near Komani on Monday.

Police spokeswoman Captain Namhla Mdleleni said the child was playing with friends when she was called to a shack by a relative who then allegedly raped her.

The child reported the incident to her grandmother who opened a case.

The suspect appeared in the Komani Magistrate’s Court this week.

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