Police launch a manhunt after Bothaville woman was raped

FREE STATE – On 4 April 2021 at about 06:00 a 29-year-old woman was walking in Bothaville when a man confronted her from the front. He allegedly threatened her and forced her to a nearby bush where he raped her. The woman was also robbed of cash. The suspect then fled from the scene.

The incident was reported to Bothaville Police Station where a case of robbery and rape was registered.

The case was assigned to Lejweleputswa District FCS for further investigation. An Identikit of the suspect was compiled.

Anyone with information to trace the suspect, Detective Sergeant Nomthandazo Mtengwane of Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit can be contacted at 073 338 1143 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111.

Source: South African Police Service