Rape suspect nabbed soon after the act

POLOKWANE – The South African Police Service in Thabazimbi outside Bela-Bela have arrested a 26-year-old man at an informal settlement in the area for raping a 52 year old woman.

It is alleged that on the 02 February 2020 at night, the victim was sleeping alone in her room when the suspect broke in and raped her. Soon after the act, he fell asleep and the victim managed to run away and summoned the police.

The police reacted swiftly and arrested the suspect while still sleeping on the victim’s bed.

The preliminary police investigations have revealed that the suspect was once arrested and sentenced to six months imprisonment for housebreaking and theft.

The suspect will appear before the Thabazimbi Magistrate court soon.

The Police investigations are still in progress.

Source: South African Police Service