Man accused of rape found dead

2012-06-21 16:47

Johannesburg - A man accused of rape was found dead in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on Thursday, police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said the man appeared to have taken some poison. His body was found in Kudu Park in Rant-en-Dal.

Police were to have arrested the 57-year-old man at his home in the morning after a charge was laid against him on Saturday.

"The man was not at home when the police arrived. They later learnt that a local resident had found him dead in a public park."

Dlamini said a 14-year-old teenager claimed she had been raped several times by her stepfather.

The matter was reported to the police during a child abuse and sexual offences campaign.

Dlamini said an inquest docket was opened but no foul play was suspected.

"We are waiting for the post-mortem results to establish the exact cause of the man's death."

  • Sharon - 2012-06-21 16:57


  • grace.andtruth.77 - 2012-06-21 17:09

    Who cares how he died, at least he's dead and There's one less child rapist on the prowl!

  • nigel.burgess.52 - 2012-06-21 17:17

    Good news. Pity he didn't do this before he messed up other peoples lives.

  • konanani.rachicoper - 2012-06-21 17:22

    I am not feeling sory for him.

  • Mark - 2012-06-21 17:39

    I do not in any way condone the suspects actions if he in fact did commit these crimes. Have we become so barbaric as a people to crucify before getting all the facts?? The police already has a tarnished image, A charge was laid against the suspect on Saturday. The suspects home was visited five days thereafter. Why so long?? If they had acted immediately Im sure the suspect would still have been alive. Lets assume he did commit this vulgar, unacceptable, inhuman behaviour should the police not have acted speedily or were they waiting for him to re offend during this five day period. It really says a lot about the competency of the police. If he did do it, he wont get my sympathy, If he did not..........

  • ziggamann.shepard - 2012-06-21 17:40

    cuff that I am glad he is dead, what innocent person wants to die before clearing his name.How many people do you know going around forcing people to drink poison at gunpoint?

  • faizieishlah.shabalala - 2012-06-21 17:43

    Yeh. One more down , lots to follow

  • lownabester - 2012-06-21 18:06

    Pity he was not stoned to death, that would have been more painful.

  • jaysonpaul.beckwith - 2012-06-21 18:16

    Your guilty conscience will get the better of you sooner or later.

  • hbongie - 2012-06-21 18:23

    I wish all rapists wud follow suit. Perfect solution

  • Jellyarse - 2012-06-21 18:24

    Here, 57 year old rapist - have a drink of this! Nice one!

  • Charmain - 2012-06-21 19:26

    I hope there's a special place in hell for him to spend eternity in. Not because he committed suicide but because he killed the spirit of a young woman. How dare he?!

  • reg.nagel - 2012-07-02 16:54

    See the tears in my eyes,to HELL WITH HIM, PIECE OF SH%T.

  • reg.nagel - 2012-07-02 16:58

    SEE, the tears in my eyes,to hell with you ,you piece of sh%t.

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