25-year-old Butterworth man arrested for allegedly raping his 27-year-old sister


The Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit on Saturday arrested a 25 year-old man for raping his 27-years-old sister at Mngomazi Village, Butterworth.

It is alleged that, the victim came home on Friday last week, at about 01:00, and went to her room where she woke up being raped.

“She cried and her father came with a torch and lit it. That was when it was found that the alleged rapist was the brother of the victim,” said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

He added that the suspect took to his heels following the incident.

A case of rape was opened at Butterworth Police Station and the suspect was later arrested.

“The suspect appeared before the Butterworth Magistrate's Court on Monday.

"He was not asked to plead and his case was remanded to Wednesday for formal bail application,” said Captain Manatha.