Rape accused to reappear in court for allegedly raping sisters

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimamanga |

A 32-year-old accused is expected to reappear before the Ganyesa Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 5 October 2021, on two counts of rape.The accused who was previously convicted for rape, appeared in court on Monday, 27 September 2021. He was arrested on Saturday, 25 September 2021.

It is alleged that the accused allegedly raped two sisters, aged 24 and 12, multiple times on Friday, 24 September 2021.

Colonel Adéle Myburg of North West Police said initial reports indicated that the sisters were home alone in their shack in Thokoza Section, Ganyesa, when the accused allegedly knocked on the door, looking for their mother.

“The eldest victim allegedly responded and informed the accused that their mother was not home. The accused then forcefully opened the door, gained entrance into the shack and raped both sisters.”

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, condemned this incident of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and said that the police will not hesitate to bring to book those who perpetrate crimes against women and children.

The accused is remanded in custody.

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