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NPA to report back on school rugby rape

Police say the followed procedures while investigating the alleged sexual assault of a schoolboy.

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CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police insist they followed all the proper procedures while investigating an alleged sexual assault case involving a schoolboy.

The 16-year-old was allegedly sodomised in March, while on a rugby tour in Velddrif on the West Coast.

The matter was reported to police by the child's parents, but the school insists it was a prank.

The teenager was allegedly raped with a broom handle and a banana in an initiation ceremony.

The attack was filmed on cellphone and circulated among pupils.

Deputy Police Commissioner Sharon Jephta said she is awaiting feedback from the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).

The victim has since been moved to another school and the Department of Education is investigating the incident.

(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)

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