EASTERN CAPE - Eastern Cape Police provincial commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga has applauded members of the community who chased and caught two men aged 23 and 41 who are suspected of raping a 23-year-old woman. It is alleged that the victim was on her way to the shop on Thursday, 01 August 2019 at about 19h30 at Mgwebi Locality, Mhlamhlane Village, Willowvale.
She came across a certain man who dragged her to the bushes. The suspect allegedly raped the 23-year-old woman in the bushes. Another man came and also raped the victim. The victim identified both suspects and alerted the community members. The two suspects were traced, chased and caught by the community members. They were taken to Willowvale Police Station where they were charged with rape.
Both suspects will appear before the Willowvale Magistrate's Court on Monday, 05 August 2019, on charges of rape. General Ntshinga thanked the community for not taking the law into their own hands as the suspects were not assaulted.
Source: South African Police Service