A 10-year-old girl was raped on her way back from buying groceries for her mother on Tuesday afternoon.
Superintendent Jay Naicker said the girl and two friends were sent by her mother to a local shop in Mbizimbelwe Reserve, near Gingindlovu on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.
A man stopped them and asked the 10-year-old to run an errand for him. He told the other two girls to go home with the groceries.
The girl told police that the man then dragged her into a sugarcane field where he raped her.
He threatened to kill her if she told anyone. But the girl told her mother as soon as she got home. - Sapa