A 26 year-old man from Siphamandla informal settlement in Katlehong was arrested for raping his 5 year-old niece last week Saturday.
It is alleged that the victim’s mother was with her boyfriend asleep inside a shack when they heard noise coming from their children’s shack. It is alleged that she woke up to investigate what was happening and when she got into the shack she saw the uncle and noticed that her 5 year-old girl child was half naked.
She questioned the uncle on what was happening and her child told her what her uncle was doing to her. The mother called the police and the victim was taken to the hospital. The doctor confirmed that the child was raped. The police managed to trace the suspect and was arrested. He is expected to appear in court soon.