Johannesburg - An 11-year-old boy was raped, allegedly by two other minors at the Doornkop cemetery in Soweto, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

A local resident witnessed the crime on Wednesday evening and reported it to the 11-year-old's parents, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

The alleged rapists were both 14 years old. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital for medical attention.

The two teenagers were arrested and taken to a place of safety, Makhubela said.

They are expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court soon.