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Mpumalanga police are looking for a 57-year-old man who allegedly raped his stepdaughter over a period of seven years.
The abuse allegedly began when the girl was nine. She is now 16. Police said the suspect was the live-in partner of the girl's mother.
Dennilton police spokesman Director Daniel Moenyana said the girl told them last week how she was abused over seven years when police found her near Siyabuswa in Mpumalanga.
"When we asked her what she was doing in that area at night, the girl said she had run away from home because her step-father was sexually abusing her," Moenyana said.
"The girl said her mother, who is unemployed, knew what was happening but decided to keep quiet because she could not afford to lose him."
Moenyana said the mother confirmed that she knew her boyfriend was sleeping with her daughter but could not report the matter because the man was their breadwinner.
"She told us that the man buys them groceries and that her family would starve if he were to be arrested because he was their only source of income," he said.
Moenyana said the man was still on the run but police hoped to arrest him soon.
"This matter has prompted us to appoint the mother as a cook for inmates so that she can earn some money. We have also given an undertaking to buy the girl a school uniform," he said.
"We would like to encourage women and children out there to speak out about the abuse in their homes.
"If we did not find this poor girl, the man would still be raping her."