Chairperson, I move without notice:
That the Council -
(1) notes with utter disdain that a 3-year-old girl from Edenburg in Bloemfontein in the Free State was viciously assaulted and brutally raped by her aunt's friend and that she is now fighting for her life in the intensive care unit at Bloemfontein's Universitas Hospital;
(2) further notes that the girl's aunt failed to report the incident because she says she was too scared;
(3) condemns in the strongest possible terms the senseless systematic attack and brutality waged against defenceless girl- children and women by people who are supposed to safeguard them in the families and communities where they live; and
(4) calls on the police to ensure that this case receives priority and that the perpetrator of this vicious and senseless crime is brought to book, put behind bars and removed from society.
Motion agreed to in accordance with section 65 of the Constitution.