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Rape suspect chased and apprehended by Willowvale residents

Jul 2, 2018
Rape suspect chased and apprehended by Willowvale residents

A 22-year-old man was caught by community members for alleged rape of a 44-year-old woman.

"It is alleged that both the suspect and the victim were in a tarven at Phathilizwe Locality, Xonyeni Village, Willowvale, on Saturday 30 June 2018 at about 22:30," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"It is alleged that the suspect misled the victim by telling her that she was being called by her boyfriend outside. Both the suspect and the victim went outside the tarven.

"Once they were near a dark area, the suspect drew his knife and threatened the victim. He overpowered and raped her.

"The victim came back to the tarven and alerted the community about the rape."

Captain Manatha said that the suspect was chased and caught.

"Police were called and they came. The suspect was arrested for rape. He will appear before the Willowvale Magistrate Court soon on a rape charge."