Tebogo Msimanga |
A Zambian national James Ngosa (25) appeared at the Pretoria Magistrates’ Court. He is facing a charge of raping his 22-year-old female friend. It is alleged that on 03 April 2023, the accused invited the complainant in the matter to his place in Sunnyside Pretoria.
Gauteng NPA spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana said when the woman arrived, the accused offered her food and juice. After a while, it is alleged that the friend felt unwell and lost consciousness.
“When she finally regained her consciousness, she asked the accused to request an E-hailing service to take home, instead the accused offered to drop her off. When she arrived home, she felt unwell again and felt discomfort in her private part. She then went to the Sunnyside Police Station, where she opened a case of rape against the accused. Ngosa was arrested at his premises the following day on 04 April 2023.
The matter is postponed to 12 April 2023, for a formal bail application.