The news comes less than a week after the government promised
help stop the practice.
"The government condemns this senseless and cowardly act of
criminality," the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper quoted a
department of justice spokesman, Tlali Tlali, as saying in a
"Gay and lesbian rights are human and constitutional rights
which must be protected and respected at all times," he said,
promising a police investigation and assistance to the girl and her
The latest victim - who was open about her sexuality - was
allegedly raped on Thursday in Pretoria.
The news comes just days after Noxolo Nogwaza, a well known
activist, was found murdered.