The Straits Times
Published on Nov 16, 2012

10-year-old boy charged with rape, murder in S. Africa


JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Six boys from a South African village, including one aged 10, appeared in court on Friday, charged with rape and the murder of three other children.

The group were arrested on Thursday for the August murder of three siblings: two boys and a girl aged between nine and 12 in the northern province of Limpopo.

The bodies of the three were found bound with shoelaces, said police spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi.

The girl had been raped.