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RAPE ACCUSED TO REAPPEAR IN COURT FOR ALLEGED RAPE OF SISTERS: POTCHEFSTROOM
2021/10/04      |  Written By:  Colonel A Myburgh   |   Province:  North West

POTCHEFSTROOM: 4 October 2021: A 32-year-old accused is expected to reappear before the Ganyesa Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 5 October 2021, on two counts of rape.

The accused, who was previously convicted for rape, appeared in court initially on Monday, 27 September 2021, following an intensive investigations by the Vryburg Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit, which resulted in his apprehension on Saturday, 25 September 2021. The accused was remanded in custody.

It is alleged that the accused allegedly raped two sisters, aged 24 and 12, multiple times on Friday, 24 September 2021. Initial reports indicated that the sisters were home alone in their shack in Thokoza Section, Ganyesa, when the accused allegedly knocked on the door, looking for their mother. The eldest victim allegedly responded and  informed the accused that their mother was not home. The accused then forcefully opened the door, gained entrance into the shack and raped both sisters.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, condemned this  incident of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and said that the police will not hesitate to bring to book those who perpetrate crimes against women and children.