A Twitter user has been left in shock after his niece, a five-year-old South African girl was brutally raped and murdered on Sunday, June 21.

Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person’s consent.

A Twitter user @SiyaSitemela shared the heartbreaking news as she took to her page to mourn the brutal death of her niece.

She wrote: ‘My 10 y/o niece was Brutally raped and murdered earlier hrs of today. I just feel numb. RIP Mihle my beautiful angel.’

In a related story, WITHIN NIGERIA reported that a hitchhiking trip from job interviews in Johannesburg turned tragic for two siblings when one was gang raped and shot dead while her brother was thrown off a moving taxi.

Kwanele Fezile Zuma and Ngceboyenkosi Minende Zuma, both 22, from Carolina in Mpumalanga took a taxi back home late on Monday, after they both went for interviews in Johannesburg.