The South African Police Service in the Lephalale Cluster conducted a successful sting joint operation composed of various Police Units including the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) and made a major breakthrough in arresting a highly wanted serial rapist aged 37, on 4 December 2018 in the afternoon.
The preliminary Police investigations have revealed that the suspect is linked to four separate rape incidents which took place in the Marapong area outside Lephalale between the years 2015 and 2018.
The suspect will appear before the Lephalale Magistrate’s Court soon on four cases of rape.
The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has complimented the Lephalale Cluster Team of members including the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit for the job well done.
“The arrest of this suspect will send a clear and strong message to all the perpetrators of the gender based violence out there that their days are numbered, unless they stop this heinous acts now, not so, they are going to be dealt with mercilessly and without compromise,” concluded General Ledwaba.
The Police investigations are still continuing.
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