Deaf man admits raping boy (8)
A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court to raping an eight-year-old boy
Siyabonga Dladla, who is deaf, was assisted by an interpreter skilled in the use of sign language during court proceedings.
Dladla admitted in a statement that on January 1 he had seen a child walking along the road and called him in sign language.
The boy resisted going with Dladla but he dragged him to a toilet and raped him.
A state psychologist found the child to be psychologically and emotionally traumatised. He now fears being in the company of older boys.
Dladla will be sentenced on Friday.