Cop appears for assaulting rape victim

2014-05-21 21:03
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg - A KwaZulu-Natal policeman accused of assaulting a woman reporting a rape appeared in the Umbumbulu Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said.

The matter was postponed to 23 May for a bail application, said spokesperson Moses Dlamini.

The 45-year-old sergeant was taken into custody on Wednesday following reports that a woman was assaulted when she went to report her daughter's rape.

The IPID begun investigating after the Daily Sun had published a story about a woman who was assaulted when she took photographs of officers who refused to help her, Dlamini said.

"The sergeant assaulted her and banged her head against the service counter in full view."

Apparently another incident of assault took place when he attended a domestic violence complaint in December.

"Police ordered a man to sign an interim order after he was assaulted by the sergeant."

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