Welkom: On the 13 July 2017, a woman [23] was busy drinking beer at Mantsho’s tavern in Welkom, when the suspect; known as Rubben, asked to join her when her beer was finished. The suspect bought some beer and they shared the drink. Afterwards, the suspect told the victim to come to his place so as to finish the beer and she agreed.

On their arrival at the home of the suspect, she was asked to cook and dish the food. The victim was sitting on the bed smoking when lights were switched off. She questioned that and there was an argument. She was apparently overpowered and raped several times.

The incident was reported to Welkom Police Station and a case of rape was registered for further investigation. Rubben was renting at a house in Strandloper street; Lakeview; Welkom and is still at large. Identikit has been compiled of Rubben (cover picture).

Anyone with information leading to the arrest of Rubben, Detective Warrant Officer Moyane Monei of Family Violence, Child Protection Unit can be contacted at telephone number  057 391 6186 during office hours.

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