Male nurse in court over patient's rape

2011-12-21 20:19

Johannesburg - A male nurse accused of raping a cancer patient at a hospital appeared in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, Free State police said.

The case was postponed to January 20 for further investigations, Captain Harry Nagel said.

He said the reason for the postponement was for the State to get the final DNA test results. The 33-year-old man was arrested in October for allegedly raping the woman at the National Hospital in Bloemfontein. The incident happened on October 15.

Nagel said the man allegedly raped the 50-year-old woman during a night shift.

"He was arrested at his place of residence after being positively identified during a photo identification parade."

  • Phumezo - 2011-12-21 20:35


      David C Obi - 2011-12-22 00:39

      He should be judged! This is so inhumane. . . What kind of demon posseses this man? This is a very shameful act. At 33, he should be married with kids. Not commiting such hideous crimes! God help us all.

  • Josie - 2011-12-21 21:23

    And what about the nurse that held her down while this monster raped her! Something really really wrong in our hospitals for this to happen. Who was the sister in charge of the ward? Who is the matron? Is this the treatment we can expect with the new hospital insurance we will all have to pay? Barbaric and disgusting. I hope the family bring criminal chargers against everyone involved including our minister of health.

  • Renier - 2011-12-22 06:53

    One goes to a hospital to treatment and care not to be raped. This man should face the full wrath of the Law. It seems that hospital staff now needs to be "security screened" as well.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2011-12-22 09:10

    And the nurse that helped him, and the hospital administrators who were too disinterested to even investigate the initial allegations, they should be next to him in the dock!

  • richard.hipkin - 2011-12-22 09:50

    Men who cannot keep their penises to themselves should be removed from society.. disgusting specimens.

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