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2021/11/02      |  Written By:  Colonel A Myburgh   |   Province:  North West

POTCHEFSTROOM: 28 October 2021 Otsile Juell Boinamo (31) was arrested after he handed himself over to the Itsoseng police on Monday, 25 October 2021. He subsequently appeared before the Itsoseng Magistrates’ Court Wednesday, 27 October 2021 on a charge of rape

It is alleged that a 30-year-old woman with disability and utilising a wheelchair, was visiting friends and later went to a tavern on Friday, 22 October 2021 in Bodibe village near Itsoseng. The woman was about leave the tavern at about 19:00 when Boinamo volunteered to take her home. However, on their way, the accused instead took her to his place in Zone 1, where he allegedly raped her.

The victim managed on Saturday, 23 October 2021, to escape by crawling out of the house into the street where she was assisted by a passer-by, who contacted the police. As a result, a case of rape was opened for investigation.  

The accused will make a second court appearance on Thursday, 4 November 2021, for a formal bail application. The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena condemned the incident which described as appalling. 

Furthermore, he discouraged women to avoid being accompanied by strangers, but rather move in groups of well-known friends, especially at night.