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Centane man expected in court for raping his estranged wife

Dec 6, 2018
Centane man expected in court for raping his estranged wife

Centane police arrested a 46-year-old man for alleged rape of his estranged wife, aged 35, at Mthwaku Locality, Feni Village, Centane, on Tuesday.

"It is alleged that the couple are on separation. So, the victim went to the home of the suspect to collect her belongings on Tuesday, at about 11h00," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The suspect tried to persuade his wife to come back. The request was turned down by the victim.

"It is alleged that the suspect accosted the victim and raped her."

 Rape reported to Centane police

Capt Manatha said that it is not clear if the relatives of the suspect were around when the alleged rape was committed.

"The 35-year-old woman opened case of rape against her husband," he said.

"The suspect was arrested during the evening of Tuesday."

He will appear before the Centane Magistrate's Court on Thursday on a rape charge.

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