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WC MEC condemns child assaults during Child Protection week

On Saturday afternoon, a 12-year old boy was raped and beaten in Atlantis.

Picture: www.freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape social development has called on communities to take a stand against violence against children.

This comes in light of the second rape incident of a young child.

On Saturday afternoon, a 12-year old boy was raped and beaten in Atlantis.

The incident follows the rape and beating of a 13-year-old girl in Mfuleni last Wednesday.

No arrests have yet been made.

MEC Albert Fritz has condemned the incidents, especially during Child Protection Week.

"Specifically, in Child Protection Week... this horrendous act is being committed. I hope that person is caught and he must go through the judicial system and be put away for a long time. We need to, as a community, take a stand against this - that young boys are now being targeted and raped (sic)."

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