Two children raped in Soweto

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Johannesburg - A seven-year-old boy and an eight-year-old girl were raped at a 45-year-old man’s house in Soweto, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

The children went to his spaza shop on Sunday in Zola, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

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The man was arrested on Tuesday night with 68 other men during a raid in the area.

The men faced charges ranging from murder to rape, sexual assault, fraud, theft, and business burglary, Makhubela said.

Among those arrested was a 35-year-old man who allegedly raped a 22-year-woman on March 1.

She was raped in an open veld after attending a night church vigil.

All the men were expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Thursday. - Sapa

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