TWO BABIES RAPED AND MURDERED IN SOUTH AFRICA – In what can only be condemned as a sick and depraved act two girls, Yonelisa and Zandile Mali, were abducted, raped and murdered by no less than five men.
At just the tender ages of two and three Yonelisa and Zandile Mali were brutally raped by all five men before being murdered and then had their bodies dumped in a squalid public toilet in the township of Diepsloot, South Africa.
Last year alone the South African authorities reported over 55,000 cases of rape; that’s 9.5 rapes every minute and many of the victims are believed to be young girls.
The girls were cousins who were playing just outside their rundown shanty shack they called home. Yonelisa’s mother, Thokozani Mali told the authorities and reporters that both girls were playing happily just outside the front door and that she checked in on them every five minutes to ensure they were safe.
Thokozani Mali told CNN reporters that the sounds of the girls playing went quiet and when she investigated both babies had vanished.
The locals in the township organised a frantic search and alerted their nearest police department; some 10 miles away.
Currently five men are being held by police in connection with the girl’s abduction, rape and murder, however as yet the authorities have not yet released their names to the public.
According to South African news organisations the country is in a state of despair, shock and anger and that the rising level of rape and murder has reach epidemic proportions in the poverty stricken nation.
Members of the Diepsloot Township are asking the authorities to hand over the five men to them so that they can hand out the justice they deserve.
Last week the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, came out to condemn these crimes but is pleading with its citizens not to engage in vigilante justice but rather work with local authorities and the police in order to create a more law abiding society.
Whist the number of rapes recorded every year continues to grow a number of organisations and human rights groups feel that the reported 55,000 cases of rape each year is probably much higher as many rapes go unreported due to the lack of assistance the victims receive from the police.
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