Police have arrested a 24-year-old man who allegedly failed to control his sexual appetite and raped his two-year-old niece.
The man, whose name is withheld to protect the identity of the child, is in custody assisting police with investigations.
The suspect is the brother to the toddler's 36-year-old mother, whose name is also being withheld in the interest of the toddler.
Asst Insp Mahoko said on the fateful day the mother of the two-year-old girl left the juvenile sleeping alone in the spare bedroom. It is alleged that the accused sneaked into the bedroom where the victim was sleeping and took her to his bedroom where he raped her once.
The matter came to light when the mother of the child, on her return home, noticed that her daughter was having difficulties when walking.
Asst Insp Mahoko said the mother questioned her daughter on what happened in her absence and the juvenile revealed that she had been raped. A police report was made leading to the arrest of the suspect. Asst Insp Mahoko said investigations were still in progress.