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Cops get bail over court toilet rape

2012-09-06 07:24

Johannesburg - A North West policeman was granted R2 000 bail on Wednesday on a charge of raping a woman in a court toilet, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said.

The 49-year-old man, who worked as a court orderly at the High Court in Mmabatho, North West, accompanied the woman, 35, who was appearing in court, to the toilet, spokesperson Moses Dlamini said in a statement.

"The warrant officer allegedly raped the victim in the toilet after she relieved herself."

The Ipid was informed about the matter when the man was arrested on September 3. It was not immediately known when the warrant officer would be back in court.

In a separate matter, two policemen appeared in court for allegedly raping an awaiting trial prisoner in the Free State last month.

The sergeants, aged 44 and 45, were given bail of R2 000 each by the Verkeerdevlei Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The two, based at the Botshabelo police station, were taking the 38-year-old woman from Bloemfontein to Kroonstaad prison, when they stopped between Verkeerdevlei and Winburg on August 29.

"The driver of the police vehicle allegedly asked the victim to have sex with him [and] she refused. The sergeant allegedly grabbed the victim and pushed her into the back of the police van, and the other policeman locked them inside and drove off."

Dlamini said the woman was then raped. The matter was reported to the Ipid and both men were arrested.

A total of seven rape cases involving policeman had been reported since July.

Comments
  • Mpotsiseng - 2012-09-06 07:37

    a few idiots ruin it for the rest of the good cops out there.

      juannepierre - 2012-09-06 07:47

      Wake up, it's more than just a few.

  • kosmonooit - 2012-09-06 07:52

    And our safety is in the hands of these patriarchal morons who have no values, let alone respect for women?

  • TheyTookMyNickLaZynEko - 2012-09-06 07:52

    So in other words, people can pay a few thousand to rape others in this country.

      marilyn.docherty.9 - 2012-11-27 08:03

      I agree with your statement - rape - pay your bail and then be let out to do the same thing again!!

  • motleleng - 2012-09-06 07:54

    Are they desperate or what? This is disgusting, they should locked and taken to the showers and drop the soap, but hey, thanx to our lousy justice system they won't go to jail...

  • Hemlock - 2012-09-06 08:05

    NO bail for suspected rapists, paedophiles, murderers should be allowed! This includes cops.....!!!!!!

      SharonE - 2012-09-06 08:32

      The victim must be terrified - her assailant is walking free and she was the only witness to the crime.... Her ordeal is far from over.

  • Nkosiyam Maxhegwana - 2012-09-06 08:06

    why why they are getting a bail? because its a policeman? they should be locked up no bail for Dogs.

      Mike.ntsh2009 - 2012-09-06 09:39

      He should be behind bars - no bail! P*es besering-sonder-toesteming? Ag man!!!

  • Thabiso Phinda - 2012-09-06 08:09

    its either they shoot or kill people for fun,now they rape as well

  • anton.henke.39 - 2012-09-06 08:11

    they will get suspended with full pay and found not guilty and promoted that is the norm

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-06 08:35

      These ones were not so lucky to get promotions:“Suspended Mountain Rise police dog handler Morne Croeser`s world came crushing down when a Pietermaritzburg High Court judge convicted him of his wife`s murder and rejected his clams that an intruder killed her.” [iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/kzn-cop-guilty-of-wife-s-murder-1.1214156]. “Inspector Barend Smith of the SAPS Border Water Wing, has been found guilty in the East London Regional Court of kidnapping and indecently assaulting a teenage girl from Beacon Bay.” [legalbrief.co.za/article.php?story=20080718130903134]. “Police Officer Jomo Dube was founf guilty of killing his girlfriend.” [iol.co.za/.../policeman-guilty-of-killing-girlfriend-1.1198377

      jessica.main.501 - 2012-09-14 10:48

      u r so right with our tax money.

  • sisie.indola - 2012-09-06 08:24

    Oh wonderful - you can't go and p** in peace anymore either, and at the one place you would actually think was safe...

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-09-06 08:25

    All in a days work.

  • danie.smit.587 - 2012-09-06 08:31

    What do you expect the only qualification a police must have is a black skin, being a ANC cadre will make you a instant station commander.

      themba.thwala.98 - 2012-09-06 08:41

      Holy crap, Die Boeremag has to pick a racial war. Read my response to anton henke and tell me what miracle cream did a Morne Croeser and Barend Smith use to convert their white skins to black.

  • beki.khumalo - 2012-09-06 08:35

    What do you say to your wife and children at home when you have been arrested for rape? What do you say to your friends? Some people are just sick! Worse of all these are people meant to provide protection to these women. It's a shame, really...

  • nerinek - 2012-09-06 08:37

    welcome to south africa... where the people who are suppose to uphold the law can brake it and pay a little fine and carry on with their lives... its sick!!! maybe this crap will stop when government people get raped and killed...

  • sue.r.byronmoore - 2012-09-06 08:52

    Impossible to get my head around this one. Gives a twisted new meaning to the phrase 'serve and protect'....Again, my heart breaks for our country.

  • arthur.salvado - 2012-09-06 08:52

    These rapists WILL get away with it. The files will go missing and the raped victims , they will claim, got what they deserved. Sies on our police force. Scum bags.

  • buti.lembe - 2012-09-06 09:00

    We are trained to do that in our recent govt as a police officers there's no problem @ all coz nobody can arrest us, our man on top he used that freeway to become a leader.

  • zmhlophe1 - 2012-09-06 09:06

    this is disgusting...

  • bless.boswell - 2012-09-06 09:08

    For a crime that used to earn the death penalty, these pigs get bail?

  • Edgar Jacobs Eds - 2012-09-06 09:23

    who said the cops did it cause ppl find ways to get a out of jail free card

      jacobs.jody - 2012-09-06 12:42

      people are so quick to judge. what happened to innocent until proven guilty. remember the wise man that said "let he who is without sin cast the first stone"

  • Mike.ntsh2009 - 2012-09-06 09:32

    Ijoo mma-wee re tla tshabela kae fa Mapodisi le ona a kata? Send him straight to prison, no trial no bail!

  • molabakatleho - 2012-09-06 11:40

    Cops are suppose to protect us, what really went wrong with cops being goog cops?

      jessica.main.501 - 2012-09-14 10:53

      i think we have to protect ourself now. cant trust anyone

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