Two rape-accused Upington cops released on bail

2017-04-06 22:04

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Cape Town – Two police officers accused of raping a woman while off-duty were both released on bail in the Upington Magistrate's Court on Thursday, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) said.

The 20-year-old woman, from Rosedale, apparently asked them for a lift to town on Monday, said IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini.

She apparently knew the men and accompanied them to one of their homes.

"It is alleged that one of the constables left the house after which the victim was raped by the remaining constable, who is the owner of the house where the rape occurred. During the rape, the other police officer, allegedly returned and also raped the victim."

The woman apparently informed both of them afterward that she intended to report her ordeal to the police. One of them is alleged to have begged her not to report it.

"When she did not relent, the constable drove the victim to Paballelo SAPS, where the matter was reported.

"The victim was taken to the hospital where she was examined by a doctor," said Dlamini.

The men, stationed at Nakop Port of Entry and Kenhardy SAPS, were arrested on Wednesday.

When they appeared in court on Thursday, they were both released on R1 000 bail.

Dlamini said the matter was postponed until June 26 for further investigation.

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