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Spate of North West rapes raises alarm

2012-05-08 21:52

Johannesburg - A spate of at least 13 rapes since the beginning of the weekend in the North West was "alarming", police in the province said on Tuesday.

Colonel Emelda Setlhako said police were concerned after 10 rapes were reported on the weekend alone.

A traditional healer was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping his apprentice at Ipelegeng outside Schweizer-Reneke.

The healer took a group of apprentices to a mountain for training and divided them into pairs.

He dispatched the pairs in different directions, then raped the apprentice he had chosen to pair up with him.

The traditional healer would appear before the Sweizer-Reneke Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

A man, 38, was arrested on Monday after he allegedly raped a 74-year-old woman.

The man, who was known to the woman, allegedly stormed into her house, beat her with a stick and then raped her, Selhako said.

In a separate case, a 21-year-old man was arrested in Ganyesa, near Vryburg, for allegedly raping his girlfriend on Monday.

The woman was standing by the roadside when the man dragged her into the bushes and allegedly assaulted and raped her.

He would appear in Ganyesa Magistrate's Court soon.

Police were also searching for a man who allegedly raped a 20-year-old woman in Kanana, near Orkney, on Monday.

"According to information the victim was walking with her friend on their way home when approached by the suspect who allegedly took out a knife and grabbed the victim," said Setlhako.

He chased the friend away before he dragged the woman into nearby bushes and raped her.

Comments
  • Amanda Mdoda - 2012-05-08 22:05

    Haibo! What is happening in this country. God help us all.

      drienie.mayo - 2012-05-08 22:39

      Amanda, are you joking me....this is nothing new.....This has been going on for years and getting worse and worse every second.....

  • sello.molekwa.1 - 2012-05-08 22:35

    Sometimes I am ashamed to belong to this country. Crime is rampant, law enforcement is weak, justice system is very very very slow slow slow. Cases drag forever until we forget. Police are always investigating. It is not normal behaviour to take out your penis and violently stick it into another human being.

      Jerry - 2012-05-08 22:43

      Sello my brother we all have sisters, daughters and mothers. If justice takes too long it's better you administer it yourself. I am proud to say I have no high walls,alarms, burglar proof,etc. Let anyone try and break in my house then I will be arrested for mass murder.

      Richard - 2012-05-08 22:52

      Eish! Sello this is the democracy a lot of top South Africans are bragging about, which specificaly bennefiting those who are in authority not those at social level.

      rayno.grever - 2012-05-09 03:40

      Sello let me ask you this: who do you vote for? Because you are either part of the problem or part of the solution?

  • Richard - 2012-05-08 22:41

    This is insane!! How could we treat one of our very own people this way? Just because they womans, no ladies perhapes you should buy yourselves this small guns to protect yourselves from this rapists, or else they will be subjected to MOB-Justice.

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-05-09 05:27

    what wrong in this country how can man rape 74years gogo susani incanca le imhluphayo mongameli mongameli uyayibona na?? imisebenzi yokuthamba kwesandla sakho alikho ilanga elidlula ngaphandle kwerape

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-05-09 05:27

    what wrong in this country how can man rape 74years gogo susani incanca le imhluphayo mongameli mongameli uyayibona na?? imisebenzi yokuthamba kwesandla sakho alikho ilanga elidlula ngaphandle kwerape

  • nofikathiniskeyi.eunice - 2012-05-09 05:27

    what wrong in this country how can man rape 74years gogo susani incanca le imhluphayo mongameli mongameli uyayibona na?? imisebenzi yokuthamba kwesandla sakho alikho ilanga elidlula ngaphandle kwerape

  • Ec - 2012-05-09 09:27

    See, this is why we should protect our Rhino's better...... see what happened now!!!!

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