KZN girl rescued after rape ordeal, imprisonment

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This is what remains of the house torched in Pretoria West on Saturday. The community alleged that the house was being used as a brothel and drug den.

This is what remains of the house torched in Pretoria West on Saturday. The community alleged that the house was being used as a brothel and drug den.

DURBAN - A ten-year-old girl has been rescued from what has been described as a house of horrors in Verulam, north of Durban.

It is alleged the girl’s step-father raped her repeatedly after imprisoning her since the age of five.

It is believed a neighbour came to her rescue after hearing her being beaten on Monday night.

Residents in the area apprehended the man after the child revealed what had been happening.

On Monday afternoon, Reaction Unit SA security officials said they had caught the suspect.