Elderly man arrested for allegedly forcing boys to have sex with sheep in the Eastern Cape

An Eastern Cape man has been arrested for allegedly forcing six young boys to have sex with his sheep at his Lukholo Village home in Mbizana. The 65-year-old man who forced the boys to have sex with sheep in a kraal appeared at the Mbizana Magistrates Court on Monday following his arrest on Friday.

Brigadier Thembinkosi Kinana, the police spokesperson said the police arrested the 65-year-old suspect on Friday and charged him with compelled rape for forcing six boys aged between 9 and 12 to have sex with sheep.  The arrest comes after a well-known advocacy group for children in the Eastern Cape informed Siphokazi Mani-Lusithi, the Social Development MEC and Lieutenant-General Nomthetheleli Mene, the provincial police commissioner about the incident.

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The police acted swiftly after the reports came in and were commended by the Khula Community Development Project (KCDP). Petros Majola, the director of KCDP said: “I got distress calls from parents of the boys informing me about the disturbing incident. I interviewed one of the parents and one of the boys and indeed the boy confirmed the incident.”

Mani-Lusithi said the department would deploy social workers to meet with the victims and their families and offer psychosocial support. “We must also strengthen our justice system and judicial system to act with decisiveness with perpetrators of GBV and such inhumane acts,” Mani-Lusithi added.

Source: News24, Opera News, image from News24

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