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WC health MEC to visit family of raped 4-year-old

She says she’s shocked by reports that the child’s mother was not assisted at Paarl Hospital after the rape.

FILE: Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo. Picture: @nomafrench.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo will visit the family of a four-year-old rape survivor in Paarl.

She says she's shocked by reports that the child's mother was turned away from Paarl Hospital last week after the rape.

The department is investigating claims they were told to come back the next day because the child was not bleeding.

It's also claimed the hospital gave the mother medicine without explaining how she should administer it.

MEC spokesperson Luyanda Mfeka said, "The said conduct is unacceptable and falls short of the Western Cape government's vision for providing caring medical care that respects the dignity of our clients."

A 28-year-old man appeared in Paarl Magistrates court last week in connection with the rape.

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