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Cop arrested for rape of sex worker

2013-08-12 12:24

Cape Town - A Western Cape police captain will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Monday for allegedly raping a prostitute, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said.

The officer, from the province's special task force, was arrested on Thursday, spokesperson Moses Dlamini said.

A 26-year-old woman claimed he had approached her in a bakkie on 3 August at 03:30 and asked her for oral sex.

While she was providing this service, the man allegedly wanted to have sex with her, Dlamini said.

"When the sex worker refused, the man allegedly assaulted her and had sex with her without her consent."

The woman managed to escape from the vehicle and took down the registration number.

Dlamini said it was found that the bakkie belonged to the policeman.

The officer is facing charges of rape and assault.

Comments
  • Nemukumbini Shonza - 2013-08-12 12:34

    Cape Town!!! #EnufSaid Speeechlesssss

      PhilMemon - 2013-08-12 13:10

      Actually the cops are still controlled by the ANC govt. So this says less about Cape Town than it says about the type of people the ANC is putting in the police gang. Yes, they are gangsters!! Need proof? Read the article.

      DylanDylan - 2013-08-12 16:19

      You will probably find that both the policeman and the prostitute come from Eastern Cape.

      Godfrey Welman - 2013-08-12 16:33

      @Kgoete...Phil only corrected Nemukunbini, who suggested that it's DA appointed police. No one else referred to ANC (apart from you and I of cause).

  • Bethuel Nkogatse - 2013-08-12 12:45

    speechless.. sex worker... raped... by a police? what happened 2 morals? hai sumthin is wrong wit da human race.

      thozi - 2013-08-12 16:59

      The Government needs to seriously revise the salaries of the police in general so they can also afford "a few extra amenities".

  • Beeg Balaboy - 2013-08-12 13:00

    aaaahhhhh.....his cover was also blown!

  • Andy MoodBoy Mukhwamuvhi - 2013-08-12 13:00

    just Another day at the SAPS office

  • June Francis - 2013-08-12 13:14

    Its a wonder that the SAP even took her statement. In JHB she wouldnt have been able to lay a charge.

  • PhilMemon - 2013-08-12 13:20

    The comments from the men are highly disturbing. Why are you questioning whether or not she was raped? You think she had an issue with getting paid? Did you consider that she knew her job is illegal, so laying a charge at the police station would immediately put her in trouble. Therefore, if it was simply a matter of not getting paid you can be sure she wouldn't lay a charge. I would say these facts weigh heavily in favor of the possibility that she was raped. Nonetheless, innocent until proven guilty. Still, it's so scary to see these attitudes!! Apartheid is still alive and well in South Africa. The women of this country are still treated as sub-human, not deserving of any respect. Shame on you!!! I would say let's see how it feels when it's your mother, or sister, or daughter that gets raped, but I'd wager less than half of you would care. Such is your disrespect and hatred of women. Even your own women. South Africans are sick people.

      June Francis - 2013-08-12 13:27

      Well said Phil- stuff like this should invoke anger except because this person ( due to circumstance) is forced to be a sex worker there are people on this forum who think she is nothing. Who are we to judge this women ?

      Rupeshhari - 2013-08-12 13:38

      Finally someone with logic. I am shocked at most of the comments here blaming the woman.

      PhilMemon - 2013-08-12 19:50

      This is a MASSIVE problem in SAs collective subconscious. I heard a talk the other day where the speaker said issues of rape, domestic abuse, etc, are mislabeled as "women's issues". These are not women's issues, these are MEN's issues! It's the men that are abusive, it's the men that are rapists. There is something seriously wrong with the men of this country that DESPERATELY needs attention. South African men need to learn respect, care, and appreciation for the women of this country. Why is it not there? Is this culture? Is this apartheid legacy? Why are so many SA men broken?

      Angus Stembull - 2013-09-03 21:16

      Bravo Phil

  • Moni Morena - 2013-08-12 13:28

    Bad cop,,

  • Petro Jahnel - 2013-08-12 13:33

    With cops like these - who needs criminals??? Shocking!

  • Lungiswa Lungiiswa - 2013-08-12 13:41

    People we should be looking up to like to rape. Its sad. Policeman, Prison Warders, Teachers, Doctors, Principal, Pastors, Unoinists and Presidents. Its a shame.

  • maurice.maluks - 2013-08-12 13:49

    mmmmmmmm

  • Tshezi Mkhabela - 2013-08-12 13:52

    nothing for free mr policeman,pay baba.

  • Wabomba Rogers - 2013-08-12 13:56

    He was supposed to ask her politely not to eat by force. Capetown got lots of cheap prostitutes just for R20, sometimes even free.

  • Jacqui Daane Van Rensburg - 2013-08-12 13:57

    He is from the provincial task force?. Task force for what?. Free sex?.

  • Boy Papyrus Cash Hadebe - 2013-08-12 14:01

    Bad cop indeed, this cops a disappointng our country

  • Jack Phakathi - 2013-08-12 14:08

    Rape is a serious crime,the article tells us very little,What if the captain is being framed? What if it was not him in the car?

  • Ms M. - 2013-08-12 15:23

    so "whilst she was providing oral sex, he wanted to have sex with her and she refused" so here is a prostitute that did not want to meet customer demands? Women like this irritate me because they make a mockery of the fights fought by rape victims.

      LizK - 2013-08-12 15:57

      Being a prostitute does not mean that she MUST give in to all client demands. If she said no to sex but he forcibly had sex with her without her consent then that is rape and she truly is a rape victim.

      Erna Westdyk - 2013-08-12 16:03

      Prostitutes have rights too.

      Timely Tumelo - 2013-08-12 16:06

      Consensual sex or not.

      Ramphao Lisbeth Bashen Lizzy - 2013-08-13 06:17

      a prostitute being raped?/ws dat a trap?SA is full of miracles honestly

  • Charmaine Wilde - 2013-08-12 15:32

    sick bastard

  • Johan Steyn - 2013-08-12 16:15

    She is a prostitute that didn't want sex. Does that mean the cop was shoplifting?

  • Victor van der Merwe - 2013-08-12 17:19

    He could have asked nicely and promised to pay later OR at least asked for a public servants discount.

  • Sally-Jean Shackleton - 2013-08-12 17:46

    Sex without consent is rape - no matter what the person was wearing, no matter what she does for a living. I am glad the IPID acted on the complaint - now the courts need to prosecute him with the evidence provided. SWEAT will be monitoring https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sex-Workers-Education-and-Advocacy-Taskforce/125534877512430

  • M-d Mrwebi - 2013-08-12 18:04

    is, ORAL SEX, sex or not?

      M-d Mrwebi - 2013-08-12 18:14

      Was she paid for her service though? However, police can not buy illegal goods nor illegal services. Never the less, incidents of police abusing criminals have become common story- I think the problem is much deeper in the public sector in particular and in our society in general. Something is wrong- and it can not be ignored.

  • Jeremia Morobe - 2013-08-12 19:32

    The police supposed to protect and not contribute to the high rate of crime themselves. but then again what did we really expect from a country which is run by criminals."SIGH"!

  • Barbara Munster - 2013-08-13 14:29

    Send them both to jail man!!!!

  • Sipho DrRaggar Mahlangu - 2013-09-03 21:02

    when did she have time to take a registration number..? nah i dnt beliv ths story!!!!

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