News24

Cops slam false reporting in rape case

2012-06-26 12:39

Cape Town - Reports saying a woman who accused a New Zealand Under-20 rugby player of raping her was drunk are incorrect, national police said on Tuesday.

"I never said she was drinking," Colonel Vish Naidoo said, following an Agence France-Presse (AFP) report claiming the woman had told police she had been drinking.

"The woman had little or no recollection of what had happened. It is in keeping with a crime of that nature, it can be expected. We are offering her therapy.

"I would describe her as fragile, but also severely traumatised when she was interviewed," Naidoo was quoted by TVNZ website as saying.

Forensic experts

He also reiterated that only one player, and not four as some media reports suggested, was the subject of investigation.

Police were called to a Cape Town hotel on Saturday morning when a 22-year-old woman claimed one of the "Baby Blacks" had raped her. Forensic experts arrived on the scene soon after to scour for samples.

Naidoo said the results of the tests could take up to a month.

The woman was also “medically tested” according to a New Age report.

Police are also reviewing CCTV camera footage from the hotel, the TVNZ reported.
 
Case opened

New Zealand Rugby Union chief executive Steve Tew told AFP in a report on Independent Online that one player, and possibly also a teammate who was rooming with him, had provided DNA samples to police.

Naidoo told News24 a case had been opened after the woman laid a complaint.

He said Kiwi rugby chiefs had co-operated during the preliminary investigation and he was certain they would continue to do should the need arise in future.

The team flew back to New Zealand at the weekend after losing 22-16 to the Baby Boks at the Newlands Stadium, in the final of the IRB Junior World Championship on Friday evening.

Comments
  • shellerjc.rjc - 2012-06-26 12:52

    BS?!

      Squeegee - 2012-06-26 13:06

      Every time I make a comment the 'official' story changes.Useless info. Reserve judgement.

      procold2 - 2012-06-26 13:17

      shelly happens all the time, she most proberly was under the influence and maybe was not in full control but an unwilling participant i doubt it.

      Preshen - 2012-06-26 17:35

      Maybe he could not get it up, it happen when you are drunk Tried and tested

  • Tom - 2012-06-26 13:00

    told you

  • gandanga.tororo - 2012-06-26 13:11

    Whos room was broken into?

  • robyn.hillman - 2012-06-26 13:21

    disgusting comment braamc

  • Kala - 2012-06-26 13:24

    Here is an extract from an earlier story on News24. "Naidoo said the woman who made the allegations told police she had been drinking and remembered little about what happened." So who is lying here? SAPS or the reporters or the victim?

      shakes.tshabala - 2012-06-27 08:44

      Guys, I noticed that this is a sensationalist blog. They are also not consequent with reports. I sometimes get the feeling that they have their own people responding to articles and enticing you to respond.

  • Moi - 2012-06-26 13:29

    Oh good grief, yet another version! Hard to take the reporters seriously. It seems that when they can't find facts, they make things up as they go along.

  • shellerjc.rjc - 2012-06-26 13:32

    Too many girls "claim" rape when they are ashamed of what they did. Chances are, yes she might have been intoxicated, but when she sobered up she realised what she had done and rather than take resposibility, she shouts RAPE. I know of two girls who did just that - so who's to say this girl was fraped ? Lets see what the findings are.

      TheReverendSchizophilioSchadenfreud - 2012-06-26 14:09

      Was there even a frapist?

      heiku.staude - 2012-06-28 10:12

      I was fraped once. It was awesome.

  • martin.gee.godfrey - 2012-06-26 13:44

    OK, so a single woman meets a bloke in a bar, she agrees to go to his room and, unless she was really really naive, she knew the purpose of the visit to the room. She gets to the room, things get hot and heavy, she gets cold feet and says NO but he continues against her will, that is then rape. OR They get hot and heavy, they have consensual sex and afterwards, she feels the pangs of guilt and alleges rape. It happens more often than we know, the difference is, is that this male in question was an international sportsman so it becomes headline news. If it can be proven that the man did force himself on her, he must be brought to book. If however she is fabricating the story due to those guilty feelings, she should face the consequences of her actions!

      shellerjc.rjc - 2012-06-26 13:58

      Cant agree more with you.

      aidan.berry.14 - 2012-06-26 14:02

      I guess we need to sign a contract to have consensual sex now days as well.

      Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-06-26 14:25

      we all know that 90 percent of sa population have no brain, but to go to a strangers hotel room, you are planning to have sex, what else???

  • hallo.daar.56 - 2012-06-26 13:44

    Journos, nuff said.

  • Arthur - 2012-06-26 13:49

    Well said FerretGee.

  • catgirl1971 - 2012-06-26 13:56

    Kark! She admitted to drinking. Staff @ the hotel said she was intoxicated when she arrived to visit her 'cousin'. The story gets more and more fishier on each retelling.

      Tankiso Mogoje - 2012-06-26 15:33

      That's right Catgirl,and where was the 'cousin'?This is trend from CT ladies,remember the Sir Alex Ferguson story?

  • Nicolaas - 2012-06-26 14:00

    WTF!, She was drunk, had sex with the guy and now called rape! I think she is a gold digger looking for money. I am sure she is angry because he did not leave her taxifare, otherwise why would she only call her parents the Saturday morning claiming she was raped. She is talking rubbish and mark my words, the dan results will prove that. They should have done an iq test to verify if this thing had a brain or not!

      TheReverendSchizophilioSchadenfreud - 2012-06-26 14:09

      Dan's DNA?

      Barefoot - 2012-06-26 14:14

      So when someone says it it's wrong and you can say it? taxifare

  • john.loveland.9 - 2012-06-26 14:36

    The original article quoted hotel staff, not the police, as to her being drunk (and they were there). mmm Wonder what made her feel fragile? I know what has that effect on me in the morning....

  • Thembi - 2012-06-26 22:55

    This girl wanted to be paid in foreign currency for her services but the guy had few Rands left

  • nerinek - 2012-06-27 13:08

    wow, first of all she was 22... how old do you NEED to be to know that going out alone getting drunk and then going to a man's hotel room is not going to lead to sex?? why would you go look for trouble and then when you get it then oeps its not my fault he should have been more like a gentleman... hello, ever heard of the words \cheap, easy\! honestly, I'm sure many women know better than that... correct me if I'm wrong, isn't it more exciting for a man to chase than to get it easy... if it was easy for then how easy has been for men before you... just a question...

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