Nurse loses baby after cop attack

2012-09-07 09:10

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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.

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