Cash flows in for raped girl
A crowdfunding initiative established to help pay for therapy for the seven-year-old girl who was allegedly raped at a Dros restaurant in Pretoria had raised R111‚000 by Friday morning.
“We have been overwhelmed by the support the people of South Africa have given to a cause that has touched us all in different ways‚” BackaBuddy spokesperson Zane Groenewald said.
While the majority of donors were locals‚ the organisation said it had received a few international donations. One generous donor pledged R31‚000.
The campaign was started by individuals who preferred not to be named. BackaBuddy said it would strictly manage the funds. “We process payouts every month or we pay directly to the family‚ doctor or relevant practitioner‚” Groenewald said.
The man accused of raping the girl in the eatery’s bathroom is expected to make his second court appearance on November 1.