ANC councillor held over rape

By Drum Digital
19 March 2013

An ANC councillor was arrested on Tuesday after he allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl, North West police said.

Brigadier Thulani Ngubane said the girl and her friend were walking back from a sports ground on Saturday when the 45-year-old councillor gave them a lift.

He allegedly said he needed to draw money at Makapanstad, but instead drove to Hammanskraal and withdrew the money there.

He then bought the girls food and made a braai.

"It is alleged that after the braai the councillor promised to take the 13-year-old minor and her friend back home to Sutelong village in Bedwang, near Mmakau," Ngubane said.

"Allegations further state that while the suspect was driving he stopped his car and ordered the victim to accompany him to the nearby bushes, where he raped her."

They both got back into the car afterwards and he allegedly drove them to a nearby dam, where he raped the 13-year-old girl again.

"The victim managed to escape at the dam and she went home and informed her mother," Ngubane said.

The girl's mother reported the incident on Monday.

The councillor was expected to appear in the Themba Magistrate's Court on Friday.

-SAPA

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