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PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONER SENDS STERN WARNING AFTER A FATHER IS ARRESTED FOR ALLEGEDLY RAPING HIS 7-YEAR-OLD BIOLOGICAL DAUGHTER: POLOKWANE
2022/06/20      |  Written By:  Brigadier M Mojapelo   |   Province:  Limpopo

POLOKWANE - Friday 17 June 2022 - The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe sends a stern warning after a 27-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping his 7-year-old biological daughter in Majeje village under Namakgale policing area on Saturday 11 June 2022.

The incident allegedly took place at their family home. The suspect and his wife together with their two minor children were asleep in the same room when the mother woke up around midnight only to discover that her husband was not in bed. She shockingly realised that her husband was raping their 7-year-old daughter and immediately confronted him. The suspect retaliated by assaulting her.

The incident was reported to the Police yesterday, 16 June and a case of rape was opened. Preliminary investigations indicated that the rape ordeal started in February this year but it was never reported. The case was transferred to the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offenses (FCS) Unit. The suspect was arrested shortly after the  case was opened by members of Community Service Centre on patrol.

"I applaud the members for swiftly arresting the suspect and stopping him from continuing with his evil deeds. I urge community members, especially parents to report this type of incidents to the police so that our children can be protected and receive justice," said Lieutenant General Hadebe.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Lulekani Magistrates' Court on Monday, 20 June 2022 facing charges of rape.

Police investigations continue.