Woman allegedly raped in Police custody

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating rape in police custody. This is after an incident that occurred at KwaMakhutha Police Station,(Kwa Zulu Natal) where a 24 year old woman was allegedly raped by the police officer whilst in police custody on the 25 September 2020.

IPID Spokesperson Ndileka Cola said it is alleged that the victim was taken by the police officer from one of the shops to KwaMakhutha SAPS, where the victim was allegedly raped in one of the offices inside the police station.

“IPID has resumed the investigation process, which includes visiting the crime scene to gather all the necessary evidence. The Directorate has also visited the victim and acquired her first statement” said Cola.

Cola said the investigation into this case is at an advanced stage and the Directorate is working hard to ensure justice for the victim.

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