Residents of a coastal dorpie are reeling after a young girl was allegedly raped in broad daylight by five men.
The alleged rape happened in broad daylight along Kusweg in Gansbaai last Friday.
Details are still unclear but people are blaming it on poachers.
“The influx of poachers has definitely brought in more crime,” says one resident who asked to remain anonymous.
It is alleged that five men overpowered the teen, age unknown, and raped her.
Police have remained tight-lipped about the incident.
“This office can confirm that an alleged rape is under investigation and this office does not want to elaborate on this matter,” said Captain FC van Wyk.
The resident says he moved to Gansbaai a few years ago as he wanted a safe haven where he could raise his teenage daughter.
“But it didn’t turn out to be the safe hollow I imagined,” he says.
He says a number of incidents at a tidal pool off Kusweg have been reported in recent weeks.
“According to reports two men pelt people with stones and rob them of their possessions,” he explains.
Residents are now planning a protest against the wave of crime that has hit the area.