Two teenagers were accosted by two armed men who forcibly took them into a church building and robbed the minors of their phones before the boy was hit on the head with a gun and the girl was raped.
THE POLICE at Bela-Bela in Limpopo have launched a manhunt for two suspects who robbed and raped a 15-year-old girl in Mandela village.
The ordeal happened on Saturday, at about 6pm, in a church premises, according to Limpopo provincial police spokesperson Brigadier Hlulani Mashaba.
“It is alleged that a boy and girl, both aged 15, were standing in an open field when they were approached by two unknown males. One of the suspects produced a firearm and the duo were forcefully taken to an unoccupied church nearby and robbed of two cellphones,” Mashaba narrated.
“Reportedly, the boy was hit on the head with a firearm and the 15-year-old girl was raped by the two suspects at gunpoint.”
Soon after the ordeal, the assailants fled the scene on foot. The incident was immediately reported to the police who opened a case of rape and robbery with a firearm.
“A manhunt has since been launched for the two unknown suspects,” said Mashaba.
The police have urged anyone with information to contact Crime Stop on 086-001-0111, the nearest police station or the MySAPS app.