Girl, 13, raped, stabbed, left to die
Durban - A 13-year-old girl was raped, beaten, stabbed seven times and left for dead by a man whose advances she had rejected.
The girl, who was not identified, managed to walk half a kilometre to her home near Dududu in KwaZulu-Natal after her nightmare ordeal, reported the Daily News.
The orphan told her brother that the man who had attacked her wanted her to be his girlfriend, but she had turned him down.
The girl was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but her condition had now stabilised.
Her brother said it was not the first time his sister had been raped.
He said he had only recently found out that a relative had raped his sister six years ago.
"We only found out last year. He was only in [custody] for two weeks before being released on bail and now this. It’s going to destroy her,” he said.
The traumatised brother was deeply upset. “He [the attacker] had stabbed her seven times and beat her up. She said that he had initially raped her and left, but he must have realised that she knew him and that is when he came back and beat her up again before stabbing her. It really has hurt me,” he said.
“I still cannot believe that after all her trauma she had still walked home to get help. It’s really hard to think that he had left such a young child to die after he had done wrong.”
A man had been arrested in connection with the rape and assault.