Sunnyside Police commended for the vigilance following the arrest of a rape suspect also linked to rape cases in Limpopo

PARKTOWN: Management of police in Gauteng have commended the vigilance of two police officers from Sunnyside, Sergeant Kubayi and Constable Baloyi, following the arrest of a 41-year old suspect on Saturday 06 July 2019 in Sunny

The members were on routine patrol when they spotted a suspicious black Mazda-3 with two occupants, one male and one female, next to a park near Loveday and Justice Mahommed Streets in Sunnyside. Police found implements believed to have been either used or stolen during the commission of crime.

It is alleged by the female occupant that she had been kidnapped the previous night and was raped at gunpoint by the male suspect; while police were able to confirm on further investigation, that the male suspect had two pending rape cases from Lebowakgomo in Limpopo.

Police visibility is an essential part of impact-driven policing.

“Criminals should never be comfortable and should understand that police mean business as we continue to heighten visibility to ensure the safety of our communities,” remarked the Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Elias Mawela, encouraging the members to continue the good work by putting the interests of the people of Gauteng first.

The arrested suspect will appear in Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

Source: South African Police Service