Police Minister Bheki Cele says he is concerned about the rising trend of children as young as 12 years-old committing serious crimes such as rape and murder, often against other children.
Doctors Without Borders says an estimated 11 000 women in the platinum belt in the North West are raped annually.
The parents of learners, who were raped allegedly by three members of staff at a school in eNgcobo in the Eastern Cape, say they fear that their children will be victimised at the school.
The Temba Magistrate’s Court north of Pretoria has sentenced the Hammanskraal serial rapist Tshepo Mokwena to four life sentences.
Judgment in the Dros Rape case will be delivered on Monday next week, this after the parties presented their closing arguments in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.