Woman beaten unconscious, raped, 3 suspects arrested, Allanridge

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Woman beaten unconscious, raped, 3 suspects arrested, Allanridge
Woman beaten unconscious, raped, 3 suspects arrested, Allanridge

In July 2019, a 41 year old victim was allegedly at one of the taverns at Nyakallong when she realized that some men were eyeing her. She moved to another tavern and the men followed her, so she decided to walk home. Whilst walking, she noticed that she was still being followed by the same men and the next thing she was hit on her head with an iron rod.

She lost consciousness and was found by passer-by who alerted the police. She was taken to a local hospital and later transferred to a hospital in Bloemfontein. She was discharged from hospital on 20 September 2019 and her statement was obtained which positively linked the three suspects to the crime, who were charged with attempted murder and rape.

The Investigating Officer, Sergeant Tshidiso Mabaso, his commander Captain Pricilla Britz and his colleague Sergeant Lejone Mohau arrested all three suspects, two males and one female on 18 and 21 October 2019 respectively.

The suspects, Marumo Molelekoa (30), Tlotleho Radebe (47) and Matieho Mmusi (34) appeared in Allanridge Magistrates Court on Monday, 21 October 2019 and their case was postponed to 28 October 2019, for formal bail application. Mmusi was released on warning while Molelekoa and Radebe were remanded in custody.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Moeketsi Sempe applauded the members for the arrests of the suspects. He further indicated that the arm of the law is long, people must not assume that if they are not arrested immediately, they made it scot free. “We will still find them, no matter how long it takes” he concluded.

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