Tebogo Msimanga |
Six suspects, aged between 21 and 40 will appear in Makhado magistrate court on Thursday for rapes that were committed in Tshilwavhusiku policing area in December and November 2021.
It is alleged that in one of the incidents, a 15-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped in November 2021 by three male suspects aged 16, 21 and 31 while she was walking home in the evening at Tshilwavhusiku.
Limpopo Police Spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the victim allegedly met a 31-year-old suspect who threatened her with a knife and took her to his home.
“Upon arrival, they reportedly found four men who were busy consuming crystal meth drugs at the house. The victim was subsequently raped by two suspects including the owner of the house while the other two men watched her ordeal.”Afterwards, a 31-year-old suspect took the victim to her home and attempted to apologise to her aunt about the rape incident.
Mojapelo added that the Police were called and the suspect ran away to evade arrest and has been in hiding together with his accomplices until their arrest on Tuesday 11 January 2022.
The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended members of the Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offenses Unit in Makhado for arresting these suspects.