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Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for allegedly raping an eight-year-old girl in Zola, Soweto, police said on Thursday.
The 29-year-old man, who lives next door to the girl, allegedly called her over to his house around 8am on Thursday, said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.
The girl did not go to school and told her grandmother, who reported the matter to the police.
The man was arrested on a charge of rape.
He would appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court soon.