Suspect arrested in NMU rape case

2017-10-04 17:37
(iStock)

(iStock)

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

Port Elizabeth – A 29-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with the alleged rape and assault of two students at the Nelson Mandela University on Monday night.

Police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu said the man had been arrested in Govan Mbeki Avenue shortly after 15:00 on Wednesday.

READ: NMU student raped, another stabbed

Naidu said the police’s Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Investigations unit had been working around the clock since the incident and had been following up on information that had led to the man’s arrest.

CCTV footage circulated on social media showed a man wearing an orange sweater and light denims. In one image, he appears to be buttoning up his jeans, while in the other he can be seen leaving the computer lab, opening the door while wearing yellow latex kitchen gloves.

“The FCS unit, assisted by members of the flying squad, arrested the suspect in Govan Mbeki Avenue, in possession of the stolen computer and the victim’s cellphone,” she said.

Naidu said the man had apparently been on his way to sell the computer when he was arrested.

The suspect is expected to appear in court on Friday on charges of rape and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

Read more on:    nelson mandela university  |  port elizabeth  |  crime

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

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
Traffic Alerts
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.