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The victim, who was allegedly pulled away from a grave site in Cape Town and raped by three men, later helped police create identikits of the suspects.
Image via: SAPS
Cape Town police are hot on the heels of three rape suspects following the creation of identikits with the help of the victim. While this may help police find the answers they’re looking for, it will never be able to take away the pain and suffering completely.
Western Cape police Captain FC van Wyk released a statement on Wednesday saying that the Delft Family Violence, Children Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) request the assistance of the public in locating the suspects depicted in the identikits, who are wanted in connection with a rape case.
According to information, the victim and witness were visiting a grave of the family member of the witness, when the suspects approached them.
“The suspects threatened them with a firearm and robbed them of their belongings. They then took the victim with them and told the witness not to seek help or they will kill the victim,” said Van Wyk.
“The suspects had sexual intercourse with the victim without her consent and then left. The identikits were compiled with the assistance of the victim,” he added.
When asked where the alleged rape took place, Van Wyk said Belhar.
Anyone who can assist the police to arrest these suspects is kindly requested to contact the investigating officer Detective Sergeant C.M Meyer of Delft FCS 083-497-9928 or Crime Stop on 08600-10111.
While police are on the lookout for three rape suspects in Cape Town, a man by the name of Zama Lethuxolo Ngubane, 31, was recently sentenced to 14 years imprisonment for the rape of his 24-year-old friend in KwaZulu-Natal.
“On 13 September 2019, the victim was sleeping at her residence after parting. The accused realised that she was sleeping and he raped her. She woke up and realised she had been raped and questioned the accused, who denied harming her,” Captain Nqobile Gwala said.
“The victim was shocked and called her friend who took her to the police station where a rape case was opened,” she added.
The rape docket that had been opened at the local police station was then transferred to the Greytown Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for further investigation.
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