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6-year-old girl allegedly raped by Tafelsig boy (13)

A group of residents took to the streets on Monday to show their anger after they learnt about the alleged sexual attack.

Picture: iStock.

CAPE TOWN - A Mitchells Plain community is up in arms after a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 13-year-old boy.

Police have confirmed they're investigating the incident.

A group of Tafelsig residents took to the streets on Monday, burning tyres and throwing stones to show their anger after they learnt about the alleged sexual attack.

The police's Frederick van Wyk said: “Due to the sensitive nature of the alleged incident, we are not in a position to comment further. However, we can confirm that preliminary investigations are still on going.”

The Mitchells Plain Crisis Forum says it is concerned over child safety following the incident.

News of the attack came as the community welcomed harsh sentences handed to the man convicted of raping 11-year-old Stacha Arendse on Monday.

The forum's Henry Arendse said: “We can’t condone these rapes and sexual offences, especially against women and children. While we were busy celebrating the victory after the court case, we were informed of this incident.”

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