Xingwana outraged at child rape case

Children's Minister Lulu Xingwana says she is shocked by the rape and murder of a 4-year-old.

Police confirmed on Sunday that a four-year-old girl has been found raped and murdered in Brakpan. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - Children's Minister Lulu Xingwana says she is shocked by the rape and murder of a 4-year-old Brakpan girl.

It is alleged Jasmin Pretorius was attacked by her uncle who has been arrested.

Lulu Xingwana is outraged as a close family member has allegedly raped and murdered four-year-old Jasmin Pretorius.

Her spokesperson Motalatale Modiba says the minister is calling on community members to be more vigilant about who they leave their children with.

"Parents and South Africans at large have to show the spirit of Ubuntu to make sure that as a community we play an active role in looking after our children and children within the neighbourhood."

Jasmin was found under her own bed, raped and killed.

She was reported missing yesterday. Police believe more arrests could follow.

The Medical Research Council has found South Africa still has one of the highest incidents of rape in the world.