Boy (16) arrested for child rape

The teen allegedly took the little girl to a toilet at the Jabulani Hostel where he raped her.

FILE: School children holding up message of "Stop raping children" during a funeral in Germiston. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A teenage boy has been arrested for allegedly raping a three-year-old girl in Soweto.

It's understood the 16-year-old apparently took the little girl to a toilet at the Jabulani Hostel where he attacked her.

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubela says the girl's parents caught the teen in the act and alerted authorities.

The boy has been arrested.

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

On Monday, a three-year old Delft girl was raped by her neighbour.

Residents subsequently took the law into their own hands by burning the alleged rapist's house to rubble.

In February, Democratic Alliance (DA) Parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko said national government was not doing enough to protect citizens.