Northern Cape cop appears over rape

2012-05-14 16:06

Kimberley - A constable accused of raping a woman appeared in the Upington Magistrate's Court on Monday, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said.

Spokesperson Moses Dlamini said the matter was postponed to Tuesday, as the 29-year-old constable's attorney was not present in court.

Dlamini said he would remain in custody and was accused of raping a 28-year-old woman in the early hours of Saturday.

"He allegedly offered the woman a lift home from a tavern, but instead he drove to a remote area in the vicinity of Groblershoop Dam where he raped her."

The constable was arrested soon afterwards, and was handed over to IPID investigators.

  • Mtshezi Yonk'insipho Iyawasha Mkhize - 2012-05-14 16:11

    This is really disgusting, A cop???? Nx...

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-05-14 18:32

    He should be charged and sentenced much more heavily than usual. He should be trustworthy and honorable. This is the equivalent of having a pedophile as a babysitter. He should actually hang!

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