No Mercy for Rapists of 12 Year Old | Western Cape Government


No Mercy for Rapists of 12 Year Old

16 December 2009

The Minister of Community Safety, Adv. Lennit Max, expressed his outrage at the rape of an eleven year old girl from Ladismith in the Southern Cape.


The girl was allegedly raped by two males (one a 12 year old).

Max described the incident as shocking and a disgrace to the safety network of the community who should protect their children from such callous acts.

It is a tragic day for any community if children resort to criminal acts like rape. Our moral and social fibre is definitely in deep trouble if anything like this can occur, because the safety of our children is a clear indication of the level of morality of our society.

He said the police will do a proper investigation so that all the facts can be presented to the courts. Any offender found guilty in this regard must expect no mercy from the courts.



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