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News: Serial rapist arrested


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal

DURBAN – A 28-year-old serial rapist, who has been on the run since 2016, was arrested by the Provincial Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS). The suspect first raped two females in Newark during 2016 before he moved to KwaMbonambi, Jozini and Richards Bay where he allegedly raped a total of ten women including young girls. Charges of rape were opened for investigation and the dockets were transferred to the Provincial FCS Unit for further investigation.

The suspect’s luck ran out when he was arrested on 26 October 2022 in Richards Bay. Detectives received information that he returned to Richards Bay and was gambling at a casino. He was arrested and detained at the Richards Bay police station. He appeared before the Richards Bay Magistrate’s Court on 27 October 2022. He was remanded in custody pending the next court date.


Lieutenant Colonel Nqobile Gwala
079 525 8062


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