A man is expected to appear in court Thursday after allegedly raping a grade R learner two weeks ago.
Boitumelo Matsekoleng (6) was a learner at Baithudi Mohlahledi Primary School in Marsihane near Steelpoort in Limpopo.
She sustained serious injuries when the 35-year-old man raped her in the Serageng settlement in Nebo and died on Tuesday at the provincial hospital in Polokwane.
Nkakareng Rakgoale, MEC for social development in Limpopo, says she is extremely shocked by what happened to Boitumelo.
“The ongoing rape and abuse of women and children robs our country of its future. We see the perpetrators blatantly ignoring the urgent messages we send out through awareness campaigns.
Welfare workers have been assisting Boitumelo’s family since the incident was reported.
“They continue to provide psychological and other support to her family,” says Rakgoale.