JOHANNESBURG – Mother is fearing for her family’s safety after her estranged husband, who is allege to have raped her 9 year daughter.
The woman also says that the rape has been going on for the past 4 years and the girl is now HIV positive, the girl kept quiet for this number of years because of fear.
The Police have confirmed that a raped charge has been layed and that the man was released due to health reasons and is due back in court.
The young girl’s mother said she’s gripped with fear now that her estranged husband has been allowed to return to the community.
“I’m scared. I am not walking like I used to in the street because I don’t know where he is. He can pay people to kill us. She told me that her stepdad was sleeping with her from when she was five-years-old.”
The man is said to be living a few meters from the family and has bribed the child so that she can keep silent.
“He would always tell her, ‘don’t tell your mother. If you tell your mother, you’ll see what I’m going to do’”.
The girl’s mother said every time she sees her daughter taking ARV medication, she can’t help but feel like she has failed her.
“She was asking me, ‘Mommy am I going to drink these pills until I’m going to be a granny?’”
The 42-year-old mother said her daughter has been robbed of her childhood, and is constantly scared knowing the man who allegedly raped her is out on the streets.
The girl’s rape only came to light after she started getting sick and tested positive for HIV.