Friday, 26 November 2021

Thaba-Nchu: A 30-year-old male suspect is in police custody following his arrest on Thursday afternoon; 25 November 2021, for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl.

On Thursday; 25 November 2021, Thaba Nchu police launched the 16 days of Activism campaign. Members were conducting a door to door campaign and distributing pamphlets on sexual related matters.

Thaba Nchu police received information from a reliable source that an unknown male reportedly raped a girl in the bushes, near town.

The concerned source gave police a clear description of the victim. As police were searching for the victim, they noticed the girl matching the description provided. Upon investigation, the victim informed police that she was just raped.

Police managed to trace the suspect to the near local taxi rank, where he was about to board a taxi. Two female police officers along with the community members, managed to apprehend the suspect.

He is expected to appear before the Thaba Nchu Magistrates’ Court soon facing a charge of rape.

Police will continue with their intensive operations especially around hotspot areas.