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Police closing in on Limpopo rapist

Limpopo police are working on new leads as they track down a man accused of raping a 2-year-old child.

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Limpopo,rape victims,Gauteng,Rape Crisis,Child rape crisis,High rape statistics
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JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN - Police on Thursday said they were following strong leads in their pursuit of an alleged child rapist who might have fled Limpopo for Gauteng.

The man is accused of allegedly luring a 2-year-old child into the bush and then raping her.

The man has been on the run since Saturday while the child remains in a critical condition in hospital.

The police's Hangwani Mulaudzi said the 29-year-old man was friends with the little girl's father.

“We haven’t had any breakthrough, but we are confident that we will have him behind bars.”

The child was transferred from Tzaneen to the Mankweng Hospital.

Meanwhile, KwaZulu-Natal police said they were also stepping up their investigations in a case involving a man accused of raping and impregnating his 12-year-old step daughter.

The 41-year-old man was arrested after locals lodged complaints with the police.

STUDENTS CALL FOR END TO RAPE

Meanwhile, some University of Cape Town (UCT) students said the only way they would start to feel safe in South Africa, is if something drastic happened to decrease crime.

Hundreds of students and staff participated in the university's "We Say Enough March”, where a large crowd of students and staff wore white t-shirts which read “Enough is Enough”.

The group expressed outrage at all criminal activity, especially against women and children.

Over the past few weeks, the Western Cape has been rocked by several deaths of young women, who were gang-raped and murdered.

(Edited by Katleho Mogase)

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