Calls for scholar transport driver screening following the rape and impregnation of a 12-year-old girl

The department of social development in KwaZulu-Natal has called for the screening of all scholar transport drivers following the attack on a 12-year-old girl in Amanzimtoti, Durban who was raped and impregnated.

The alleged driver is still free, three months after the incident was reported.

The girl told her family that uMalume – the word used to describe the scholar transport drivers, had taken her to his home on numerous occasions where he raped her.

The girl is currently receiving trauma counselling after giving birth to a baby girl.

KZN SAPS spokesperson Col Thembeka Mbele said the Umlazi family  violence, child protection and sexual offences unit is investigating a case of statutory rape and a request has been made to the departments of education, transport and community safety to implement the screening process as soon as possible.