- The policeman accused of rape at a party in Delft,
Cape Town intends applying for bail.
- The constable and another man are accused of raping
of their friend’s girlfriend.
- Both were severely beaten by people in the suburb,
angry before they were arrested.
The policeman accused of the rape of his friend’s
girlfriend at a party in Cape Town intends applying for bail next week.
The constable and another man are accused of raping
a woman who had gone to sleep in her boyfriend’s room during a party in Delft.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate
(IPID) alleged earlier this week that she woke up to find the policeman on top
of her, raping her, and pushed him away.
However, when she reached for her phone to report
the attack, another man who was in the room also raped her.
Her screams and cries for help were not heard by
the revellers upstairs in the house on Saturday.
The policeman and the civilian were arrested – on
Sunday and Monday respectively – but they had both been beaten up to the extent
that the policeman was not in a fit state to attend court earlier.
Both will return to the Bellville Magistrate’s
Court on 8 September to apply for bail.
IPID is also conducting an investigation into the
Asked whether the policeman had been suspended,
Western Cape police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said that the matter
had not been finalised in court yet, however, internal disciplinary processes
are under way.
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