Man held after teen raped at Eastern Cape traditional ceremony

2017-05-27 19:00
Handcuffs. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Handcuffs. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - A man was arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl outside Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said on Friday.

The two both attended a traditional ceremony at Booi Farm on Friday night, said Captain Jackson Manatha.

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The man, 22, allegedly dragged her outside the house hosting the ceremony and overpowered her.

He was expected to appear in the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday.

"SAPS is appealing to parents not to allow the juveniles to attend the night ceremonies alone as they become the targets of crime," said Manatha.

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