Tebogo Msimanga |
The detectives from the Inanda Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit arrested a 30-year-old man for three counts of rape. From January to May 2022, the suspect targeted females who were walking alone late in the afternoon around the Sydenham policing area.
Colonel Nqobile Gwala of KwaZulu-Natal Police said the suspect would point the victims with a firearm and forced them to get into his vehicle. He would then drive to a secluded spot where he would sexually violate the victims at gunpoint.
Gwala said during the arrest, the police found the suspect in possession of a toy gun and driving the same vehicle, as described by the victims. “Detective will profile the suspect to check if he is linked to other cases where the same modus operandi was used.”
The suspect will appear before the Durban Magistrate Court on Monday on charges of rape.