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Soweto man arrested for raping stepdaughter (14)

The man has been charged with rape and is due to appear in court tomorrow.

FILE: Police say the teenager informed her mother about the crime after she found a suspicious message on the suspects cellphone. Picture: Stock.XCHNG

JOHANNESBURG A 38-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping his 14-year-old stepdaughter in Moletsane, Soweto.

Police say the teenager informed her mother about the crime after she found a suspicious message on the suspects cellphone.

The man has been charged with rape and is due to appear in court tomorrow.

The police's Kay Makhubela says, When she asks him about the message, he could not answer. They went back and asked the girl and she indicated to the mother he did it when they were asleep.

At the same time in the Western Cape Police have confirmed the case against an Athlone man accused of raping his teenage daughter is under investigation.

The 55-year-old man was arrested last week.

Both incidents come just days after the launch of the 365 Days of Activism campaign aimed at combating women and child abuse.

On Friday Minister of Women in the Presidency Susan Shabangu, together with Crime Line South Africa, launched the 365 Days of Activism in Johannesburg.

The campaign will bring together government, the private sector, civil society and community members in a year-long programme to eradicate violence against women and children.