Man rapes woman at knifepoint

2013-06-05 19:40


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Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for raping a 24-year-old woman in Kagiso, near Krugersdorp, police said on Wednesday.

Police spokesperson Solomon Sibiya said the victim identified the man and he was arrested on Tuesday morning.

"He has been in hiding until yesterday [Tuesday] when he was spotted hanging out at the shops."

The woman and a friend were walking along Thulami Street shortly after 01:00 on Sunday when a man approached them.

"The suspect allegedly held the two women at knifepoint and further put the knife to the complainant's neck," said Sibiya.

One woman managed to escape, but the man forced the other woman to a house, where he raped her.

The 27-year-old would appear in the Kagiso Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

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