Suspects swiftly arrested in separate cases of rape and murder

KIMBERLEY – Members of the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit in Kathu in collaboration with members of Crime Intelligence Unit, SAPS Olifantshoek and local Detectives, arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with the rape of a 74-year-old blind woman.
The incident was reportedly committed on 16 June 2020 at the victim’s home in Siyathemba. It is alleged that, during a heated argument with the girlfriend, the girlfriend was allegedly assaulted, as well as the sister. The two sisters fled and the suspect raped their grandmother.
A 72-hour activation plan was implemented and the suspect was arrested this morning around Olifantshoek.
The Provincial Commissioner of the Northern Cape, Lieutenant General Risimati Peter Shivuri has applauded the members for their swift response that led to the swift arrest of the suspect.
“Crimes against women and children, particularly the elderly cannot be tolerated and no effort will be spared in ensuring that the perpetrators are harshly dealt with in terms of the law”, emphasized General Shivuri.
The suspect is expected to appear before the local Magistrate’s Court soon and his application to be released on bail will be opposed.
Meanwhile the police in Noupoort have arrested a 48-year-old man in connection with the murder of his wife. The victim was allegedly killed on 14 June 2020 after suffering head injuries. The motive has not been established as yet, police investigations continue.
The suspect already appeared before the Noupoort Magistrate’s Court yesterday, 17 June 2020 and the case has been postponed to 23 June 2020 for formal bail application.

Source: South African Police Service

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