Reaction Unit South Africa | Kwa-Zulu Natal | NARI
1 Jun 2018, Verulam, Kwa-Zulu Natal: A 48 year old man was arrested by members of Reaction Unit South Africa after he allegedly raped his eight year old niece at her great grandparents home on Evergreen Circle in Oaklands, Verulam.
At approximately 14h53 Reaction Officers were dispatched to the residence after the child's mother walked into the bedroom and found the man pulling up his pants. The child was found in her underwear covered with a blanket.
Upon arrival at the home Officers restrained the man who confirmed that he had raped the child. The grade 3 learner informed RUSA Members that it was not the first time that she was raped by him.
She went on to explain that her parents are divorced and she regularly visited her grandparents who live on the same road as her.
Last week while there her uncle who is a resident of Phoenix - KZN pitched up at the home and asked her to follow him into the bedroom to play cards. When she entered the room he allegedly raped her.
Today she once again went to visit her grandparents and found her uncle there. He took her to an upstairs bedroom where he undressed and raped her. During the rape he blocked her mouth with his hands to prevent her from screaming.
The suspect was placed under arrest and is currently in custody at the Verulam SAPS. The child has been transported to hospital for a medical evaluation.