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32-year-old rape accused to reappear in Ganyesa Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday

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By Thys Khiba

Ganyesa – A 32-year-old man who has allegedly raped two sisters who are aged 24 and 12 is expected to reappear before the Ganyesa Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 5 October 2021, on two counts of rape.

The North West province Commissioner, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena, condemned this incident of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and said that the police officials will not hesitate to bring to book those who perpetrate crimes against women and children.

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“The accused, who was previously convicted for rape, appeared in court initially on Monday, 27 September 2021, following an intensive investigations by the Vryburg Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit, which resulted in his apprehension on Saturday, 25 September 2021,” said SAPS Spokesperson, Colonel Adéle Myburgh. 

According to Myburgh, the multiple times rape incident happened on Friday, 24 September 2021.

Initial reports indicated that the sisters were home alone in their shack in Thokoza Section, Ganyesa, when the accused allegedly knocked on the door, looking for their mother.

The eldest victim allegedly responded and informed the accused that their mother was not home. The accused then forcefully opened the door, gained entrance into the shack and raped both sisters.

The accused was remanded in custody.

This is a developing story.

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