Eleven girls raped at JB village according to Ritavi police station

CRIME

By Kabelo Abel Mokgalane

KMUHLAVA CROSS : JB Village has been identified as a hotspot for Gender-based violence crimes.

This after Limpopo crime statistics revealed that Ritavi police station registered eleven cases of rape between November 23 and February 2024.

These alarming statistics pushed the Greater Tzaneen Municipality to hold a GBV awareness at Muhlava Cross on Thursday.

The awareness was led by acting Mayor, Sophy Raganya who, in the address, urged victims of gender-based violence not to suffer in silence.

A GBV survivor, Thapelo Mkhonto said that her stepbrother started raping her when she was 11 – years old.

Commander of the Ritavi SAPS, Jeffrey Ngobeni says that the figures underscore the urgent need for concerted efforts to combat GBV and safeguard the well-being of all community members

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