Police probing rape at South Rand Hospital

2016-01-22 14:00


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Johannesburg - A psychiatric patient allegedly raped another patient waiting for treatment at the South Rand Hospital in Rosettenville.

A case of rape was being investigated, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said on Friday.

The psychiatric patient, a 59-year-old man, allegedly raped a 39-year-old woman with epilepsy who was waiting for treatment in the accident and emergency unit on Wednesday. 

Another patient alerted staff and police were called. The alleged attacker was waiting to be collected after being discharged from the psychiatric ward.

According to the Gauteng Health Department, the psychiatric patient was sent to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital for evaluation.

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