Rape accused nurse in court

By Drum Digital
13 February 2013

A male nurse accused of raping a terminally ill cancer patient appears in the Bloemfontein High Court on Wednesday.

Final arguments in the case against Kodisang Moema, 33, were heard on Tuesday. He has pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape.

He was arrested after the woman, who was also paralysed and has since died, alleged that she had been raped at night in a ward at the National Hospital in Bloemfontein.

State prosecutor Amanda Bester told the court male DNA found on the woman's genitals could not have accidentally landed there, and indicated a possibility that she could have been raped.

Bester described the woman as a defenceless patient at the mercy of nursing personnel.

She said the woman had told various people the same story about the rape, which she had described using the same words.

-Sapa

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