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OFFICER IN CHARGE: Ramatshaba

OFFICER IN CHARGE: Ramatshaba

Police in Mogoditshane are looking for two men who allegedly abducted  a-seven- year-old girl and raped her last year November.

Speaking in an interview with The Voice,  Officer in Charge at Mogoditshane Police CID, Barulaganye Ramatshaba said that despite the distraught parents of the violated girl’s frustrations and anger at the amount of time it was taking to bring the rapists to book, the issue was a very sensitive one and police have not yet made any arrests.

“To be honest with you, we have not made any major breakthrough with our investigations, but we are working hard on it and we are at a stage  where nothing concerning the case can be shared with the media.” said Ramatshaba.

Lashing out at what she described as a sympathetic approach of dealing with her daughters’s  brutal attackers, the girl’s mother, Rebecca Bondo (not her real name) expressed fear that vital evidence might be lost which could jeopardise the family’s efforts to get justice.

What frustrates the girl’s parents even more is that fact that their daughter identified the alleged two rapists at a police parade a few days after the traumatic experience.

The two men identified only as Amantle and Molefhe,  a combi driver and a student, spent one night in a police cell, before they were freed without a charge.

Relating his daughter’s ordeal, the girl’s father,Tendai Bondo (not his real names) said they only became aware of  what happened  the day after the rape when  their daughter started to display odd behaviour.

“ She was fearful specially about going to the tuck shop. She also developed a sudden dislike for men and at times she would just bolt away at the sight of a  man .

When we quizzed her she broke our hearts with what she told us and we quickly reported the matter to the Mogoditshane Police” said Bondo.

Their worst nightmare was confirmed when a medical report stated that the girl was engaged in penetrative sex.

She told her father that she was walking with her  friend from a tuck-shop one evening when a combi approached them from behind.

One  man jumped off, grabbed her and dragged her into the vehicle, while his friend sped off. She said the vehicle drove to a secluded area in Mogoditshane where both men took turns raping her.

Bondo said that after reporting the matter, the police responded swiftly and raided the house of the suspects who were arrested and brought to the charge office.

“We were at the Police Station when the suspects  were brought in  and my daughter immediately identified them as the two men who kidnapped and raped her but since then nothing more has happened,” he said.

Expressing fear not only for his daughter but for the safety of  other children in the neighbourhood, Bondo said; ““The other suspect drives a school bus up to today. How safe are the children he transports really? He asked.

Meanwhile the mother of a young girl who is a key witness in the matter who was also present during the identification routine told the Voice that the way the police  quizzed the young victims was careless and  traumatizing for the children adding that it could have something to do with the raped girl being Zimbabwean.

Officer Ramatshaba however denied the allegations and pleaded with the angry parents to be patient with the police as they carry out thorough investigations.


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10 Responses to “TWO MEN ABDUCT AND RAPE SEVEN- YEAR OLD GIRL”

  1. koketso wa motswapong 2013/02/05

    batho ban setlhogo the!

  2. Torku Makto 2013/02/05

    Mapodisi a bonya month go tenang

  3. Chicken divided 2013/02/06

    BATHO BA BANGWE TOTA A BA TLE BA GOPOLE MODIMO? OR THEIR LOVED ONES EG(FAMILY) FA BA DIRA DITIRO TSE DINGWE? THIS IS JUST SO CRUEL!!!!!

  4. mosarasarane 2013/02/08

    bo sethogo bobo kanakana mo baneng

  5. cheerful 2013/02/08

    “The other suspect drives a school bus up to today. How safe are the children he transports really? He asked.”
    Childrens Organisations and authorities need to take this comment very very seriously
    The suspect should be stopped from driving the school bus until he is either cleared or stopped forwith (if found guilty)from driving the school bus. If found guilty he should be prohibited from working with children
    Its all abouth the chidrens organisations like childline and authorities making laws to protect children

    The girl should be receiving counselling

  6. cheerful 2013/02/08

    “that it could have something to do with the raped girl being Zimbabwean”
    Children should not be discriminated against when dealing with such sensitive issues.

    CHILDREN ARE CHILDREN FOR GOODNESS SAKE AND THE LAW THAT PROTECTS CHILDREN SHOULD APPLY TO ALL CHILDREN REGARDLESS OF WHO THEY ARE

  7. cheerful 2013/02/08

    “Expressing fear not only for his daughter but for the safety of other children in the neighbourhood, Bondo said; ““The other suspect drives a school bus up to today. How safe are the children he transports really? He asked”

    1. Why not get together as concerned people in the neighbourhoold and speak to the person who is in charge of your neighbourhood e.g. Police Officer, Councillor, Member of Parliament and express your concerns

    2. do not allow the children to walk about at night without an Adult present

    3. As for the school bus driver why not speak to the Parents Teachers Association if they school has one.

  8. cheerful 2013/02/08

    One asks questions whether those manning these children organisations have only their interests at heart e.g. getting a salary
    FOR GOODNESS SAKE PUT THE CHILDREN FIRST

  9. cheerful 2013/02/09

    The other alternative is the complaint is falling on DEAF EARS – contact Childline Direct with all the facts including if it is true that the law enforcement were seen not to be doing anything

  10. msporateng 2013/02/12

    tota gatwe lefatshe le rileng??bosethogo jo bo kana mo baneng…

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