The ouma of a nine-year-old girl, who had allegedly been raped by their neighbour, has made a desperate plea for help, saying “if the Daily Voice doesn’t publish this story, there will be no justice from my grandchild”.
The granny is asking mense to come and support the heartbroken family at court.
Speaking from her Khayelitsha home on Tuesday, the 62-year-old ouma says they were left in shock and tears when the little girl came home after she was raped.
According to the ouma, on 20 March, the girl was playing with her friends, when she went to the shop.
“She ran down the street and told us later that the neighbour had called her to come to him.
“She went and he opened the gate and the door for her.
“He then raped her, washed her vagina out and raped her again.
“She ran home thereafter and told us what happened. This is horrible for us as a family,” the granny says.
The family immediately took the girl to the police station and then the hospital where it was confirmed she had been brutalised.
The neighbour was arrested that same evening.
The granny says angry community members smashed the man’s house and burned it to the ground as news of his arrest spread.
“He has appeared twice in court now. We want people to come support us. I want justice for my little girl,” she says.
The man will next appear in the Khayelitsha Magistrates’ Court on 28 May.