Another Delft child raped

A 40-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a three-year-old Delft girl.

FILE: A house of a man who allegedly raped a three-year-old girl in Delft was torched. Picture: Carmel Loggenberg/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A three-year-old Delft girl has been raped, allegedly by her neighbour.

The 40-year-old man has been arrested and is expected to appear in court today.

This is the latest in a series of attacks on children in Delft since the beginning of this year.

In early February, a nine-year-old girl was raped, set alight and left for dead near her Delft home.

Weeks later the body of 11-year-old Siphokuhle Flephu was found in a shack less than 500 metres from her home. It's believed she was also raped.

Following these crimes against minors, Delft residents marched through the streets of their area to express their anger, frustration and disgust.

In the latest incident, residents took the law into their own hands by burning down the house of Flephu's alleged rapist.