Mpumalanga police arrested for rape of an 18 year old

A 27-year police official stationed at Standaerton has been arrested for allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl on women’s day.

According to police information, two men came to the victim’s place and lured her to the suspect’s place where she was the brutal ordeal occurred.

Police said, the 18-year-old victim managed to escape and was assisted by a member of the public who took her to the police station where a case of rape as well as an additional charge of assault.

The police Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma has expressed his disappointment as this incident occurred during the celebration of women’s month.

The suspect is expected to appear at the Standerton Magistrate Court on 11 August 2020.

An internal investigation against the suspect is underway.