Cash flows in for raped girl

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - News - – Nonku­l­uleko Njilo

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.

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