The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has expressed shock and strongly condemns the incident in which a Police Constable is shown on a video clip that has gone viral on social media, having sex with her then 10 year old son.
Soon after becoming aware of the video, the Provincial Commissioner ordered the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit to conduct an immediate probe into the incident with a view of apprehending the policewoman and removing the child to a place of safety.
The case of rape of a minor child with additional charges of creating and distributing child pornorgraphic material and sexual grooming of a child was opened on Friday 20 January 2023 and the suspect was arrested on the same day.
Internal Police processes have already kicked in following her arrest and will run parallel with the criminal investigation that has been taken over by the IPID.
“The actions of this woman are deplorable and deserve harsh condemnation. Even though the suspect allegedly committed this crime when she was still Public Service Act employee of the SAPS, she should have known better that such unbecoming behavior deserved harsh consequences. The South African Police Service does not have the space for such people who tarnish its image.” Said Lieutenant General Hadebe.
The Provincial Commissioner has already ordered that the suspect be subjected to immediate internal processes in terms of the South African Police Service Disciplinary Regulations.
The suspect, aged 40, appeared in Marble magistrate court on Monday 23 January 2023 and was remanded in custody until 30 January 2023.
The child has been removed to a place of Safety where he will be given psychological treatment and assistance.
The identity of the woman cannot be divulged to protect the child.