Father remanded in custody for raping his daughter

DURBAN – On 23 August 2022, Brigadier Ndlovu from the Provincial Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit established a task team immediately after information was received of a teenage girl that was raped in Eshowe.

The team proceeded to KwaKhoza in Eshowe where a debriefing was done and the house of the suspect was identified. As police officers approached the house, the suspect fled into the bushes. In the house, police found the suspect’s wife with her two children and they were immediately removed to a place of safety by a social worker. The team left the area but two detectives from the FCS Unit remained in the bushes waiting for the suspect to return.

The 48-year-old suspect was placed under arrest when he eventually returned. He was found in possession of a revolver with two rounds of ammunition. Police took him to his house where a shotgun with 14 rounds of ammunition were also recovered. During the investigation, it was established that the suspect repeatedly raped his own daughter from March 2022 until July 2022 and severely assaulted his 12-year-old son and their mother. The mother suffered constant abuse and was unable to escape the perpetrator’s brutal acts.

The accused appeared before the Inkanyezi Magistrate’s Court on 25 August 2022 on charges of rape, assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm as well as unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition. He was remanded in custody until 31 August 2022 for a formal bail application.

Source: South African Police Service