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Alleged Bothaville rapists sought after two girls were raped

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


Two suspects between the ages of 25 and 30 are wanted for the rape of two girls on separate incidents in Bothaville during February 2021 and June 2022.

On the 27 February 2021 at about 23:00 the 16-year-old girl alleged that she was walking home from her friend's residence when she realised that she was followed by an unknown African male. This unknown male ran towards her carrying an iron rod. The victim was forced to a passage near SASSA building.

She tried to fight back but she was overpowered and was forced to the ground. She was raped twice and threatened with a knife. After the ordeal, he accompanied her home. On arrival, the girl informed her grandmother and a case was registered.

The Identikit was compiled. Height 1,9 meters, medium built, he had a scar on his right cheek with short hair. He was wearing a red/orange beany, a blue and white scotch shirt, dark pants and dark formal shoes.

The second incident, occurred on the 04 June 2022 at about 23:00 in Naledi Section Kgotsong Bothaville.  A 20-year-old girl alleged that she was on her way home from a tavern when suddenly an unknown man hit her with a panga, she fell on the ground and was unconscious.

She regained conscious while been dragged to a nearby house where the suspect raped her outside the yard in the street. The friends of the victim came to her rescue and the alleged rapist managed to flee from the scene.

He is dark in complexion, slender, 1. 8 meters height, has beard. He was wearing a black bean, black coat, brown shirt, brown chino trouser and sneakers.

Should anyone have information on the whereabouts of the two suspects, Detective Warrant Officer Anje Tait of Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit can be contacted at cellphone number 083 279 3213 or Police Crime Stop number 08600 10111.




Captain Stephen Thakeng







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