Nelson Mandela Bay District Commissioner, Maj Gen Vuyisile Ncata strongly condemns false accusations, emphasizing the serious consequences they pose. This warning is issued, urging citizens to exercise responsibility when reporting crimes.
A case of perjury and defeating the ends of justice is opened against a 43-year-old Kwazakele woman who falsely accused police of raping her following a complaint attended by members at a house in Kwazakele. It is alleged that on Friday evening, 10 November 2023 at about 22:00, the woman’s boyfriend phoned police after an argument emanated between the two while they were drinking with friends.
The rowdy and intoxicated woman was taken away by police and dropped off at her home. The woman then walked back to her boyfriend’s house, alleging that the two attending police officials raped her. She was taken to the crisis centre at the hospital and a case of rape was opened.
During the investigation, it emerged that the woman had fabricated her allegation to teach her boyfriend a lesson hence cases were opened against her. She was arrested this morning, 12 November 2023 and will appear in the New Brighton Magistrate Court on Monday, 13 November 2023.
Maj Gen Ncata has cautioned that such allegations not only divert resources but also damage the credibility and reputation of law enforcement. ‘The opening of false cases is a criminal offence, and those found guilty will face legal consequences. We will thoroughly investigate such cases, ensuring that justice is served and deterring others from making baseless accusations. False reports impact on crime statistics and creates an inaccurate account of crime,’ emphasised Maj Gen Ncata.