Counselling for child-on-child rape victim

A grade R pupil was allegedly sexually assaulted by three grade 2 boys earlier this month.

The school in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain, where it is alleged a grade R pupil was raped by three grade 2 boys. Picture: Mia Spies/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A young girl who was allegedly raped by three other children at a primary school in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain, will now undergo counselling.

The grade R pupil was allegedly sexually assaulted by three grade 2 boys earlier this month.

Eyewitness News visited the school today during break time and learners appeared blissfully unaware of the incident.

The view from the school in Rocklands, Mitchells Plain, where it is alleged a grade R pupil was raped by three grade 2 boys. Picture: Mia Spies/EWN.

Some pupils played on the school grounds while others tucked into their lunches.

A police vehicle and Western Cape Education Department cars are parked in front of the school, an indication authorities have now launched an investigation.

Education officials say the matter has been given top priority and counselling will be given to the victim, her family and the alleged perpetrators.

While the rape allegedly took place two weeks ago, her parents only found out about the incident days later.