Girl previously raped and impregnated while aged 12, has been raped and impregnated again allegedly by her dad

Body of a girl

A Limpopo girl was initially raped by her father when she was 12, and she fell pregnant. File Picture

Published Dec 25, 2023


Police at Dennilton, in Limpopo, have arrested a 39-year-old man for allegedly raping his 15-year-old daughter repeatedly at Moteti village in the Sekhukhune District.

It is alleged that the father initially raped the girl in March 2021, when she was aged 12, and the little girl fell pregnant.

Police said the first pregnancy was ultimately terminated, but the girl’s mother was not aware of it. The girl did not also reveal to her mother that she was pregnant.

The second pregnancy has also been terminated, according to Limpopo police spokesperson, Brigadier Hlulani Mashaba.

“It is alleged that the suspect continued to rape her daughter repeatedly up until the daughter fell pregnant again in October 2023,” said Mashaba.

“It is reported that the first incident was reported to the police and the case docket was opened without the suspect (being revealed), and another case was opened in October 2023 whereby the victim revealed her ordeal that she was raped repeatedly by her father since 2021.”

The minor told police that she was afraid to inform law enforcement agents that the suspect is her biological father.

“She further reported that she wanted to avoid domestic violence between her parents,” said Mashaba.

“The members of Groblersdal Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit have successfully hunted down the suspect and arrested him on Sunday, December 24 2023. Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect is linked to both cases of rape through DNA results.”

Mashaba said the 39-year-old man is expected to appear before Mdutjana Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, facing two counts of rape.

Meanwhile, provincial commissioner of police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has expressed disappointment over the “acts of immorality”.

“It is disheartening to learn that the father is involved in the rape of a minor, his own daughter. Men are supposed to be protectors of their own children and not subject them to such acts of immorality,” said Hadebe.