Two men to appear in court for Murder and Rape

Western Cape: Participating in efforts to address contact crimes in the province, Nyanga police ensured that two suspects, aged 53 and 20 years, will appear in the Athlone Magistrates' court on Monday, 29 January 2018. One suspect is facing a charge of murder and the other suspect a charge of rape. The suspects were arrested on 25 January 2018 in Samora Machel and Sweet Home Farms.

The 53-year-old man had allegedly sexually assaulted his daughter this week while her mother was busy in the house. The suspect told the victim not to tell her mother but the girl ultimately informed someone close to her.

The 20-year-old suspect was arrested for allegedly stabbing a 23-year-old man during December 2017 in Sweet Home Farms. The victim died later in hospital.

The Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula, praised the police members who work tirelessly to protect and serve communities.

Source: South African Police Service