Horror Hankey farm attack, man appears for rape, shooting, kidnapping

South African Police Service

Horror Hankey farm attack, man appears for rape, shooting, kidnapping
Horror hankey farm attack, man appears for rape, shooting, kidnapping

The 32 year old male suspect appeared today, Monday, 1 October 2018 in the Hankey Magistrate’s Court and the case was remanded until 5 November 2018 for further investigation.

The suspect appeared on charges of house robbery, attempted murder x 4, kidnapping x 4, rape, illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, theft and aggravated robbery.

The Provincial Organised Crime Investigation Unit in Port Elizabeth has since been working around the clock following up on leads relating to an attack on a farm in Hankey just before midnight on Saturday, 23 March 2018.

On Wednesday, 28 March 2018, the Provincial OCC with the assistance of Palmietfontein detectives arrested a 32 year old suspect at Kwa Guna administrative area in the Nketlana Location, a few kilometres from the Lesotho border.

Some of the property taken from the incident was also recovered.

It is alleged that on 23 March 2018, the 44 year old victim and her children were attacked in their house by a gun wielding suspect. During the ordeal, the woman was shot, raped and the children were bound with wire, traumatised and all kidnapped so that money could be withdrawn from an ATM, when the woman was lucky to escape from the attacker with her children.

During the course of the investigation, several ‘persons of interest’ were questioned but later released.

The Humansdorp Cluster Commander, Brigadier John Lebok commended the team for their excellent investigation and relentless pursuit of the suspect.

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