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Ngqamakhwe man arrested for raping woman after evening of drinking

Dec 7, 2018
Ngqamakhwe man arrested for raping woman after evening of drinking

A 37-year-old Ngqamakhwe man is expected in court after he was arrested by police for the alleged rape of a 28-year-old woman.

"It is alleged that the suspect and friends of the victim were drinking liquor at a tarven on Wednesday, at about 17h00, at Tshazibane Locality, Hlobo Village, Ngqamakhwe," said police spokesperson, Capt Jackson Manatha.

"The group left the tarven and the suspect pleaded with the friends of the victim to leave the victim with him.

"They (suspect and the victim) went to the place of the suspect where the victim was overpowered and allegedly raped by the suspect."

Alleged rapist traced and arrested by Ngqamakhwe police

Capt Manatha said that once the case was reported at Ngqamakhwe Police Station, police acted swiftly as they traced the suspect and arrested him.

"The suspect is due to appear before the Ngqamakhwe Magistrate's Court on Friday on a rape charge."

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