THE community of Phomolong in Tembisa, Ekurhuleni, took matters into their own hands yesterday when they stormed a school.

They had discovered that a grade one pupil had allegedly been raped on the premises on 24 June, the day the school closed for the mid-term break. Apparently the child told her mum that the culprit was going to kill her if she said a word.

The crowd of more than 200 residents was blocked by cops when they arrived at Peter Zongwane Primary School in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The mother of the little victim, who cannot be named, said she got the shock of her life when her child came home.

“She had tears all over her face. She told me that she had fallen down. But when I tried to change her uniform, I realised that there was something wrong with her. She was bleeding tremendously and her panties were full of blood. She could not even hold her pee. I rushed her to hospital,” said the mum. The mother said the doctor confirmed her worst fear.

“The doctor told me that indeed my daughter was raped. After I pressured her, my daughter told me that a boy took her to the toilet and told her to undress and then raped her.”

Oupa Bodibe, the Gauteng Department of Education’s acting spokesman, said: “District officials are currently at the school for further investigation.”

Police confirmed that a case of rape was opened for investigation.