IPID investigating rape of 20 year old female in Laingsburg, Western Cape

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating the alleged rape a 20 year old female at Laingsburg SAPS in the Western Cape. The incident occurred on the night of 25 November 2016.

It is alleged that the victim was arrested for theft and detained alone in Laingsburg police cells. While she was still in the police cells an African police official entered and went straight to her, he grabbed, kissed and undressed her, they struggle with each other. The firearm of the police official fell down during the struggle. The police official grabbed his firearm and pointed the victim with the firearm, he told her to keep quiet and threatened to shoot her if she cried. The police official allegedly raped the victim in the police holding cells.

On 26 November 2016 the victim opened a case of rape and IPID took over the investigation. An ID parade will be held to identify the suspect.

No arrest has been made. The investigation continues.

Source: Department of Independent Police Investigative Directorate