Man arrested for raping patient

2011-10-28 09:02

Bloemfontein - A 33-year-old-man has been arrested for allegedly raping a terminally ill cancer patient in a Bloemfontein hospital, Free State police said on Friday.

Spokesperson Captain Harry Nagel said the man was arrested on Thursday night for the alleged rape of a 50-year-old cancer patient during a night shift at the National Hospital.

“The suspect, a male nurse, was arrested at his place of residence after he was positively identified during a photo identification that was done at the private hospital last night [Thursday].”

Nagel said the woman could not identify the female accomplice who allegedly helped the man.

Held down

The sick woman’s husband told police the attack happened on October 15.

According to the woman, a woman nurse held her down while a male nurse raped her.

The two staff members were suspended when the news broke earlier this week.

Nagel said police were still waiting for forensic tests.

Police said the man would appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on Friday morning on a charge of rape.

The Health Professions Council of SA also indicated that it would be investigating the conduct of doctors who apparently ignored the woman's complaints of the incident.

  • John - 2011-10-28 09:14

    He should get a suspended sentence. Hang him by his testosterone charged member.

      Ann - 2011-10-28 09:58

      Having just recently lost a couple of friends to cancer, I really feel so sorry for the victim. I hope justice is swift and almighty!

  • Alan - 2011-10-28 09:18

    If he is found guilty, then just execute the sick prick. Tax payers should not be forced to pay to keep filth like this alive in prison and the same goes for the nurse that held the poor woman down,

  • Angela - 2011-10-28 09:24

    The female nurse is worse. She should understand what a woman goes through after being raped.

  • Agnes - 2011-10-28 09:36

    what about the woman accomplice?? she deserves the jail term as well!! as for the male nurse, he should be hanged by the balls.

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2011-10-28 09:38

    Great SAPS, now for the female nurse, and the stupid matron and other administrators that did nothing about it when she reported it to them, get them all, they are equally guilty as they were complicit. Bloody scum!

  • ZuguZugu - 2011-10-28 09:43

    just out of curiosity what is this guys name??? his age and his ethniticity... i am busy with a study and would like this information please news24

      karen.glautier - 2011-10-28 11:43

      I think they should only give you that information if your study involves castration!

  • Patricia - 2011-10-28 10:07

    People have hearts any more,just imagine your sick you dont have power!this is horrible mannnn! & they should get life sentence,

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  • braamc - 2011-10-28 10:26

    F*cken sick filthy bunch. I hope gets f*ckt up in jail till he dies

  • Michelle - 2011-10-28 10:30

    Name, shame and remove everything so that he will never be able to rape again!!!

  • Bokfan - 2011-10-28 10:49

    If the woman is white and the rapist black would that not constitute compliance with Juju's injunction to "treat whites like criminals"

      karen.glautier - 2011-10-28 11:47

      Shame in you making this political/cultural/racial.

      Lana-May - 2011-10-28 11:48

      Yep, always some idiot making a racist comment where it is not needed!

  • Susan - 2011-10-28 10:49

    I'm shocked mostly by the woman nurse who held her down so that she can be raped! a woman held another woman down so that she can be raped?? Oh my God what have we become!!

  • Belinda - 2011-10-28 10:49

    They should bring back the death penalty... Not only for murderers, but rapists as well!!!

  • Had - 2011-10-28 11:59

    We have the world record for the oldest & youngest rape victims & now this. What next? This is sickening.

  • Warwick - 2011-10-28 12:43

    Not even the lowest form of animal life behaves like these people do. Stinking savages. Why not give us the race of the victim and the race of the accused just to make sure this is not a race attck. I wonder if this filth is HIV positive.

  • Al - 2011-11-04 12:36

    Dont waste tax payers money, simply assasinate him

  • Benno - 2011-12-08 13:25

    Rob Shoot the basterd on site and all his mates that helped him. Shoot the lady (sic) that held the women down first. This is the sickest store i have ever heard in my life

  • Benno - 2011-12-08 13:28

    This is the sadest story I have ever heard. Please SAPS sort this out with a great urgency. This women must still see justice in her life.

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