In South Africa, four boys aged 10 to 13 have been arrested for gang-raping a four-year-old girl.
This horrifying incident has happened in Muldersdrift, near Johannesburg on an informal settlement, slum-like housing where millions of people are living in.
According to the police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo, the mother of the four-year-old girl was braiding the hair of her customer when her nephew informed her about the alleged attack. The mother took her daughter to the police station, where police opened a rape investigation.
Four boys who were involved in raping a four-year-old girl are being held at a youth detention center and Walter Sisulu Child, and they are expected to appear in court.
In another case, in Khutsong, a 24-year-old man was arrested for raping a five-year-old girl.
The five-year-old girl with her 11-year-old brother was left alone at the house by her mother at around 9 pm on Thursday to meet her boyfriend.
The suspect breaks into their house and kidnapped the girl, took her to the bush, and raped her. Police found the child on Sunday, and after a long search, the suspect was also found, According to the police kids’ mother has a chance to get charges of child negligence.
The UN has said that in South Africa, the violence against women is permeating. Campaigners are now calling the country the Republic of Sexual Abuse, instead of the Republic of South Africa.
The violence against women rose aggressively after the end of a ban on alcohol sales earlier this year.
Cyril Ramaphosa, the fifth president of South Africa, said that when the sales of alcohol started again, in the first three weeks, 21 women and children were killed. He further said that he condemns this brutality, and this violence against women is another pandemic that our country is facing right now.