Cape Town – Police in Mpumalanga are searching for a group of unidentified men believed to be connected to a series of paedophile cases involving the rape of young girls.
The incidents began on March 31 when a seven-year-old girl was abducted, raped, assaulted, and left to find her way home in Vosman, Witbank.
Subsequent similar cases involving girls aged seven to 13 have been reported.
“As a result, this prompted a team of detectives to thoroughly conduct a docket analysis to assess this complex investigation and a preliminary conclusion drawn suggests that police might be facing an investigation involving suspect/s with a pedophilic disorder as only young girls have been victimised and have been raped within a short space of time.
#sapsMP #SAPS Vosman request assistance in identifying the persons in the identikits as they can assist in the investigation of several rape cases of young girls in the area. Anyone with info to contact Sgt Nelson Ndimande at 0713315017 or #CrimeStop on 0860010111 or via… pic.twitter.com/REIsYm4Zhp
— SA Police Service 🇿🇦 (@SAPoliceService) November 25, 2023
“Currently, police in Vosman working in partnership with the Nkangala District Detectives and have roped in the services of experts from Head Office as well as Provincial Detectives to assist in connecting the dots in this investigation where identity-kits of the alleged suspect(s) have been extracted as part of investigation.
“Police therefore request the assistance of the community members to come forward with information which may lead to the arrest of the perpetrators,” police spokesperson Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said.
Authorities advise parents and guardians to closely monitor their children.
Compiled by Betha Madhomu