Rapist roams streets of Gamalakhe

2016-10-27 06:00

PARENTS, women, men, stock owners and the community of Gamalakhe should be aware of an attractive, extremely dangerous man, who lurks on the streets waiting to attack anyone or any animal he comes across.

Reportedly the man is from the Nyandezulu area and was recently released from jail after serving time for domestic violence on his wife.

Everyone now lives in fear because he has attempted to sexually assault women, men, children and goats in the Qinabout area in Gamalakhe­.

The Fever journalist spoke to commuters in the taxi she was taking on her way to work last Thursday and one told how the man had tried to rape her neighbour, but fortunately, she fought back.

“Fortunately, my neighbour is a strong woman, she wrestled and beat the man,” she said.

Another commuter said she gets to work late every morning as she has to walk her child to class everyday because she fears the man could catch her on her way to school.

Police spokesperson Captain Gerald Mfeka was contacted about this alleged rapist, who confirmed that police are aware of the man.

The man allegedly lives with his sister in Gamalakhe and is suspected to be mentally ill.

Mfeka said police have a photo of him at the Gamalakhe police station­ and investigations are continuing.

One of the women in the taxi said the community of Gamalakhe have to stand together and get the man evicted from the community or he must be held in police custody.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid confirmed that a man was taken in by Gamalakhe police, but was later released­.

“A man was taken in for investigation, however, investigations are continuing regarding the matter,” said Wiid­.

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