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Outrage in South Africa over rape of teenage girl

Published on Feb 7, 2013 9:02 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - The rape and gruesome mutilation of a teenage girl in South Africa has sparked a rare outburst of anger in a country that often appears numb to sexual violence.

Anine Booysen, 17, was found disembowelled at a construction site in the southwestern town of Bredasdorp at the weekend and later died in hospital.

She reportedly lured away from her friends by a group of men and it suspected she was gang-raped, but police said Thursday they were still investigating.

The case has shocked the nation where tales of sexual violence are commonplace.

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