Four pre-teen boys have been arrested on suspicion of raping a four-year-old girl in South Africa.
The boys – aged ten to 13 – are being held at a youth detention centre after the girl’s mother learned of the alleged attack from her nephew.
The alleged gang rape is said to have taken place on a slum-like housing settlement in Muldersdrift, a rural area 27 km north-west of Johannesburg.
Millions of people are thought to live in similar conditions in poorer rural areas of South Africa.
The girl’s mother learned of the alleged attack from her nephew while braiding a customer’s hair,…