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Rape involving minors should be approached with caution

Contributed by NAMPA.

WINDHOEK, 08 NOV (NAMPA) Namibia Police Force Spokesperson, Chief Inspector Kauna Shikwambi, told Nampa on Wednesday that the Rape Act 08 of 2008 stipulates that children under the age of seven are incapable of committing crimes because they do not have sufficient understanding of right and wrong.

Shikwambi was responding to questions regarding recent media reports of a 9-year-old boy who is accused of raping two girls aged five and eight and the due process that follows when such an incident ...