Nurse loses baby after cop attack

2012-09-07 09:10

(Shutterstock)

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

Johannesburg - A student nurse lost her unborn baby because she was allegedly assaulted by a police constable, the Star newspaper reported on Friday.

This came after Lucia Mualusi's husband, Rudzani, failed to pay R2 500 for a bakkie he had leased from the policeman.

The woman was allegedly choked, slapped and punched by the officer, who also knelt on her abdomen, the newspaper reported.
The couple were in bed on Saturday when they heard a knock on their door.

They were confronted by the officer and seven other men, four of whom were in police uniform. The group broke down the burglar gate.

"The constable stepped backwards and pointed a firearm at me," Rudzani Mualusi told the newspaper.

"He told me he wasn't here to play. I went back to the bedroom to fetch his car keys."

He escaped through a back window.

Mualusi said the constable was arrested on Monday at Olivenhoutbosch, and was granted R1 000 bail. He is due to reappear on September 28.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  police brutality

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
41 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/Music
 

6 hiking routes you have to try

Here’s your guide to six hikes as well as what equipment you need.

 
 

Outdoor

Extreme Kiteboarding in Pumping Conditions!
The Arctic becomes an unlikely surfing hotspot
A romantic holiday to beat the winter blues
Why should you do a 5k?

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The moon moves into your sign today enhancing your innovative and busy mind. It is easy to get lost in a zillion thoughts and...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.