A 3-year-old girl was reportedly raped by two 9-year-old boys at Ngwenani ya ha Themeli outside Thohoyandou on Saturday.

The young girl was allegedly playing with other children before returning home experiencing discomfort in her private areas. She confided in her mother about the pain and disclosed that she had been raped by two boys during play.

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The mother promptly sought medical assistance, and a subsequent examination by a doctor confirmed the harrowing act.

The incident was swiftly reported to the police. Leading to the opening of a rape case which has been transferred to the specialized Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offenses Unit for a thorough investigation.

Three-year-old girl raped by two 9-year-old boys in Ngwenani
Ngwenani ya ha Themeli

Given the delicate nature of the case involving minors as both the victim and the alleged perpetrators, the engagement of a Probation Officer and Social Worker has been initiated to provide necessary support and intervention.


Limpopo Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe conveyed shock and stated that kids should be taught the repercussions of their behaviour. She has also issued a strong condemnation following the incident.

“Youngsters are being sexualized more frequently and are abused by both adults and other children. It is imperative for parents to give their children more attention and to constantly guard their future and the things they are exposed to,” said Lieutenant General Hadebe.