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NGO appeals for donation to help family of Dros rape victim

Eyewitness News logo Eyewitness News 2018-10-11 Tendani Mulaudzi
a building with a red umbrella: Outside Dros where a 20-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl. © Kayleen Morgan/EWN Outside Dros where a 20-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a seven-year-old girl.

JOHANNESBURG – BackaBuddy has appealed to the public to make donations to a seven-year-old girl who was raped at a Dros restaurant in Pretoria.

The campaign was set up to gather funds for the girl's family to assist with counselling costs.

So far, R56,000 has been donated.

Backabuddy's Catherine du Plooy says: “At the moment it’s really no specific target in place. We’ve not sat down to chat to the family about what their needs are but really just a portal where, as the community, we can get together and show the family some love and support and making small contributions.”

The suspect appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates Court last week in connection with the rape.

He’s facing four charges, including rape and assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

He is due back in court next month.

(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)

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