Northern Cape man gang-raped

2014-03-31 19:02
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A 20-year-old gay man was gang-raped and his mattress burned in Roodepan near Kimberley, Northern Cape police said on Monday.

He was raped in the early hours of Sunday at a house in Lerato Park, police spokesperson Sergio Kock said.

Asked if this had been a homophobic attack, Kock said: "We cannot confirm if it was a homophobic attack or not, that we can't say really."

Five men allegedly forced their way into the house where the man was with his boyfriend.

The boyfriend managed to escape.

The men allegedly took turns raping him.

"It is further alleged that the suspects set alight a mattress inside the house and later fled the scene."

No one had been arrested. The family violence, child protection and sexual offences units were investigating.

Read more on:    kimberley  |  gay rights  |  crime

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Autobraking: See just how good they are!

Just how good are automatic brakes on cars these days? Two VW models have been praised by top UK research centre Thatcham. Find out why...

 

Stay safe

Pro's and con's of accredited driver-training
Juvenile pillion riders? Play safe...
Need a family ride? SA's top Mommy Cars
Mom's driving-school dream come true
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something may be concerning you and this puts a dampener on your spirits. You may need to take a closer look into documents, forms...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.