The Straits Times
Published on Feb 07, 2013

Outrage in South Africa over rape of teenage girl


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.