SA government asks Twitter users to stop sharing videos of Dros rape

south africa government dros rape tweet

The South African government has asked citizens to not share a video of the alleged rape of a little girl in a Dros in Gauteng.

A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped on Saturday in the men’s bathroom of Dros Silverton restaurant, a branch situated in Pretoria. The eatery’s management confirmed the incident in a statement on Wednesday.

Twitter conversation however peaked on Thursday as users discussed the identity of the suspect. A video of the incident was later that evening uploaded to the social network, depicting the naked perpetrator covered in blood. It was seemingly recorded from a cell phone.

The 20-year-old suspect was later arrested.

Following the video’s release, the government took to its official Twitter account late on Thursday to ask social media users to not repost the clip.

“Government has noted a disturbing video circulating on social media involving the alleged rape of a child,” it wrote.

“We appeal to the public to remain calm and allow the law to take its course. The perpetrator has been remanded in custody and will appear in court on 2 October.”

Feature image: screenshot, Twitter

Andy Walker, former editor


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