A Limpopo family is accusing the police at Mutale outside Thohoyandou of refusing them open a case of statutory rape against a 19-yea-old Grade 12 learner.
A guardian of a 13-year-old girl says that her granddaughter was allegedly sexually abused by a boy at Tshamulungwi village.
She alleges that the incidents happened several times.
The child has since been relocated to Gauteng, where her mother is employed.
Police authorities in Limpopo have since urged the family to go open the case.
The guardian says the local police had told her that the mother of the child is the one who is supposed to lay a charge.
“I went to the police station and asked them if I can open a case. They refused saying the mother of the child who is in Gauteng should be the one who comes to the station and opens the case of rape. I then went home together with my grand daughter.”