Community assistance sought

Investigating officers from Investigative Psychology Unit (IPU) would like to make an urgent appeal to members of the community to assist them in locating a male person who can assists the police with the investigation of several rape cases reported in the Lusikisiki and Flagstaff areas between 2015 and 2018.

It is alleged that in all the cases, the suspect targeted young women aged between 16 and 39 years and would threaten the victims with a firearm and rape them in an open field.

Police are calling on community members to assist them in locating this person as it is believed that he can assist the police investigation in these cases.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is urged to contact the investigating officer, Warrant Officer Khwezi Mnyamana 073 840 4536 or Warrant Officer Alwin Smith 082 387 9476. Information can also be shared on SAPS Crime Stop 08600 10111 or Crime Line 32211 or any nearest police station. Callers may remain anonymous if they choose so and all information will be treated with strictest confidentiality.

Source: South African Police Service