First court appearance for alleged UCT rapist

2016-03-14 05:30


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Cape Town – A 35-year-old man suspected to be the Rhodes Memorial rapist is due to make his first court appearance on Monday.

The man arrested on Saturday faces a charge in connection with a rape that occurred on November 19 2015, but could be linked to other attacks in the area.

During this incident a 23-year-old female was raped at the bottom of the Rhodes Memorial and robbed of her personal belongings.

Cape Town police spokesperson Captain Andre Traut previously said the man was arrested at a hide-out on the slopes of Table Mountain below the Rhodes Memorial.

The latest attack was on Tuesday when a woman was running along the Princess Ann cycling path. She was threatened with a knife and forced into the bushes where she was raped.

He kept her there for hours and then made her walk with him to a garage. She managed to escape and sound the alarm. She was admitted to hospital. 

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