The 15-year-old Jules High School girl, who accused her schoolmates of gang raping her, has said the sex was consensual, the Independent Online reported on Thursday.
The girl made her second appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday morning and admitted that she had consensual sex with the two boys.
The three were charged with statutory rape by the national director of public prosecutions Advocate Menzi Simelane on Wednesday.
Simelane is quoted as saying the prosecution team, based on evidence, could not prosecute the boys, aged 14 and 16, on the main count of rape and recommended statutory rape charges.
During their first appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday the boys admitted to their role in the act and the girl maintained that she had been raped.
On Thursday morning, however, girl changed her mind and said that the sex was consensual.
The two boys were arrested on November 8 after allegedly raping the girl at her school in Jeppestown on November 4. They allegedly filmed the incident on their cellphones which was later shown to prosecutors as evidence.
Her case and the boys’ case have been postponed until December 1 for a final order.
All three have been placed on a diversion programme. — Sapa