Five-year-old witnesses pregnant mother being raped


A pregnant woman and her five-year-old daughter were abducted by an unknown man who later raped the woman in front of her daughter, Mpumalanga police have confirmed.

The incident occurred on Monday afternoon as the mother and daughter were on their way to the clinic. The suspect is said to have offered them a lift.

He then took to them a nearby plantation, where he raped the woman at gunpoint in front of her daughter.

According to the police's Leonard Hlathi, the woman was able to get away after fighting the suspect off by aiming for his genitals.

"We’re requesting health institutions should there be any person who shall visit the institution for health purposes in which his private parts have been bitten to urgently contact us," Hlathi requested.