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Man to appear for rape of a minor, another minor investigated for rape
2020/07/30

Media Statement
South African Police Service

Office of the Provincial Commissioner Mpumalanga

NELSPRUIT - A 40-year-old man is expected to appear at the Kabokweni Magistrates’ Court tomorrow for allegedly raping a 14-year-old boy. The suspect was picked up by police today after allegedly raping the boy who found him lying down helplessly and offered to help him. When he related his ordeal to his parents, the boy indicated that he actually spotted this man known to him, lying down helplessly and helped him get up. He then innocently walked him for a short distance, however the very same man he became a good Samaritan to, turned evil against him, forced him into an old abandoned house and raped him. The parents then reported the matter to the police hence the arrest of the suspect and his subsequent appearance before court tomorrow.

Another rape incident involves a nine-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her 14-year-old cousin yesterday. Police were told that the suspect tied the victim with a rope and covered her mouth with a cloth then raped her. This incident which is under investigation, was uncovered by the mother of the victim when she returned from work then alerted police. 

Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma, has commended police for the arrest. He has also raised his concern regarding lack of morals by some men, who continue perpetuating abominable and vicious acts of sexual assault against minors and women.

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