ANC condemns the incident where five women were gang raped at a funeral parlour in Limpopo

Phiri C

The ANC strongly condemns the incident in which five women were allegedly gang raped and seven men assaulted at a funeral parlour in Ga-Mathabatha in the Capricorn district, Limpopo.

The incident happened at the funeral parlour along the R37 road on Sunday 4 September. Before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of money and cellphones, the assailants allegedly raped the five women.

The ANC firmly believes that there is no place, other than jail, for rapists. It is a very sad reality that sexual violence, assault and other crimes against women and children are rife in the country. We call upon communities to assist the police in every possible way.

We remain hopeful that a breakthrough and an arrest will be made and that the attackers will be brought to justice to face the charges that will be levelled against him.