KZN prosecutor arrested for rape

2013-05-29 12:08

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Durban - A prosecutor accused of raping a woman was arrested in Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.

The 38-year-old man, who is employed at the Dundee Magistrate's Court, was arrested on Tuesday, Captain Thulani Zwane said.

A 23-year-old woman had gone to court with her boyfriend when a prosecutor called her into his office last Thursday.

When the woman was inside the office she was allegedly raped by the man.

She told her boyfriend what happened and the incident was reported to police.

The man offered to pay the woman R3 000 to withdraw the case against him after finding out that he was being investigated by police, Zwane said.

The woman reported the matter to police and the man was arrested.

He faces charges of rape, corruption, and defeating the ends of justice.

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