Legal experts were surprised to find that the latest news about the in camera hearing of the 15-year-old Jules High School girl who was allegedly gang-raped was leaked to the press.

Last week Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) raised concerns about the way the story had been dealt with in the media.

“At a very basic level there have been a number of discrepancies in how the monitored media more broadly has reported this story … MMA calls on all media to ensure that all reports on this matter are reported in such a manner that the best interests of the children involved are respected,” it said in a statement post on the MMA website.