Nurse rape suspect staying in custody

2011-10-31 09:16
Johannesburg - A male nurse who allegedly raped a terminally ill cancer patient in a Bloemfontein hospital would remain in custody until his formal bail application, according to a report on Monday.

The man, 33, would apply for bail in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Friday, The Citizen reported.

He was arrested last week for the alleged rape of a 50-year-old cancer patient during night shift at the National Hospital in Bloemfontein.

The sick woman's husband told police the attack happened on October 15.

According to the woman, a female nurse held her down while a male nurse raped her.

She positively identified the male nurse but could not identify his accomplice.

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