Student allegedly raped outside Maties residence

2016-03-10 09:32


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Cape Town – Western Cape police are investigating the rape of a Stellenbosch University student that allegedly occurred outside one of the campus residences, a report said on Thursday.
The attack had apparently happened sometime in February outside the all-women residence, Harmonie, in the early hours of the morning, Eyewitness News reported.

The university confirmed that a female student had been examined and treated by a district surgeon and has now been offered support by the institution.

The incident comes weeks after police launched a manhunt for a serial rapist said to be operating around the Rhodes Memorial area near UCT, News24 reported. Three female students from the university had been raped while a fourth was attacked but managed to get away.

Police released a photo of the man they believed to be responsible for the attacks. The man was named as Patrick Hlomane, also known as Mthunzi Makhamba. He has yet to be arrested.

In a previous incident, a male student had been arrested for raping a female student at Avenue House, also known as Azania House, News24 also reported.

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