Rape is rape
The Women's League of South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) has condemned the death of a 17-year-old girl after she was gang raped in the country.
According to South Africa's Die Burger newspaper, security guards found the girl in an industrial area of Bredasdorp in the Western Cape province. She was still alive but badly mutilated.
According to Reuters News Agency, hospital staff who tried to save the teenager's life were given counselling because of the horrific nature of her injuries.
The girl is reported to have identified one of her attackers before she died and a man is now in custody.
South African police figures show about 64,000 sexual offence cases were reported last year, but many attacks still go unreported.