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Horrific child gang rape stuns community

Horrific child gang rape stuns community

Eba Kandovazu

THE community of Windhoek will have to assist the Namibian Police in tracing two men who at gunpoint forced a mother and her youngest daughter to look on helplessly while they took turns raping her 12-year-old daughter following a house break-in.


The Namibian Police has already started with a nationwide search for the two men, who on Monday broke into a shack in Windhoek’s Havana informal settlement and gang raped the girl in front of her mother and eight-year-old sister.


The two suspects were armed with guns and attempted to conceal their identities by wearing balaclavas.


Before fleeing the crime scene, the two men reportedly also stole a mobile phone valued at N$1,200 and N$300 in cash.


According to Nampol Spokesperson, Deputy Commissioner Kauna Shikwambi, the victim is currently receiving urgent medical and psychological treatment.


“The mother and her two minor daughters were sleeping. The suspects allegedly held them at gunpoint, threatened to kill them and had the audacity and time to rape one of the minor girls who is 12-years-old,” Shikwambi said.


According to Shikwambi, cases of rape, housebreaking with the intent to rob and armed robbery, as well assault by threat, have been registered with the Namibian Police.


“This horrific incident is evident that women and children continue to be victims of these barbaric and degrading crimes,” Shikwambi lamented.


A police search was launched this morning, but there has so far been no arrests or any recoveries for the stolen items.


Any person who might be able to assist the Namibian Police in tracing the two men is requested to contact Deputy Commissioner Abner Agas at 081 124 2649 or the nearest police station at 10111. Such Information can also be given in person at the nearest police station.


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