Mpumalanga man (35) arrested for raping his 1-year-old daughter

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A 35-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping his 20-month-old daughter.

According to the Mpumalanga police, the incident happened at Kabokweni outside White River in Mpumalanga on Monday.

Spokesperson of the Mpumalanga police Brig Leonard Hlathi told Sowetan that the incident is under intense investigation and more information will be given later.

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“We can confirm that a 35-year-old Mpumalanga man has been arrested and is appearing in the KaBokweni magistrate's court on Wednesday on a rape charge. The man is alleged to have raped his one-year-eight-month-old biological daughter on Monday. The matter is under intense investigation hence we cannot say much now,” said Hlathi on Tuesday.

In a separate incident, a 36-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping his 13-year-old stepdaughter at Schoemansdal outside Malalane on Monday.

“Reports indicate that the girl complained that she was not feeling well and she was taken to a local clinic where upon medical examination, it was confirmed that she had been raped. The matter was reported to the police and a case of rape was opened. Police started with the investigation where they swiftly arrested the suspect on the same day the matter was reported,” said Hlathi.

The stepfather is expected to appear in the Tonga magistrate's court on Wednesday facing a rape charge.

– Sowetan


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