An 8-month-old baby has been raped in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, a local councillor and police said on Tuesday.
“My level of nausea far [outweighs] my disgust at this case,” said City of Cape Town ward councillor Angus McKenzie.
Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk said a case of rape was reported on Saturday and the perpetrator is currently unknown.
“Our detectives are following up on all leads,” he said.
McKenzie said in a Facebook post: “I was in tears at [the] sound of the voice of the family member who graphically replayed what is alleged to have taken place.”
He said he would fight for bail to be opposed for anybody arrested and would do whatever he could to ensure that a heavy sentence was imposed.
“This young baby needs a united community to grow from this. We need to be in one voice, condemning this moral decay of our society in the strongest terms.