Teen raped in clinic toilet

An 18-year-old woman was raped in the toilets of the Lenasia South Clinic yesterday, Gauteng police said.

The teenager had gone to the facility with her sister. "She went to the toilet and was raped by an unknown man inside there. The suspect then ran away," said Lieutenant-Colonel Kay Makhubele.

Police had not made an arrest by last night. Makhubele could not say whether the clinic had surveillance cameras to assist in identifying the suspect.

Meanwhile, the DA's shadow health MEC, Jack Bloom, expressed outrage over the incident. "I'm utterly shocked, especially because there is a huge amount of money being spent on security in the clinic.

"In the past, rapes have been reported but normally [they happened] after hours. Staff need to investigate and give us all the facts. How could this have happened during working hours?"

Gauteng health MEC spokesman Prince Hamnca could not immediately comment on the incident, saying he had yet to receive further information.

Clinic officials could not be reached for comment.

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