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Mangaung Tracing intervention Task Team arrested the most wanted suspect with multiple rape cases


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State

FREE STATE - The 34-year-old suspect was arrested after two weeks of tracking and tracing by the dedicated team of police officials today Thursday 13 January 2022. He has been on the wanted list for the past 13 years and was arrested after he was linked through DNA.

It is alleged that the suspect surprised his victims by sneaking from behind and grab them by the neck, threatening to stab them. He will then drag the victim to either an open space or an empty house where he will rape them and run away when done. 

All the rape cases happened in the Bloemspruit area and the victims are aged between 23 and 24 with one victim aged 43-year-old.  The rapes happened between 2009 and 2013.

The suspect will appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate court on Monday, 17 January 2022 for 13 counts of rape and attempted murder.

Sgt Peter Kareli
082 527 6634