The Brits Magistrates’ Court has denied bail to two suspects Sello Molefe (37) and Sello Sidile (40) who were arrested on Monday 6 May 2019, on charges of rape. Molefe and Sidile’s court appearance came after they were arrested for the alleged rape of numerous females in Modikwe and Barseba in Bethanie near Brits.
It is alleged that the suspects targeted women, who were walking alone after visiting taverns and were on their way home. According to information received, the suspects would approach their victims from behind and threatened them with either a knife or firearm.
The suspects would then drag the victims to the bushes where they took turns in raping their victims. The two were nabbed after intensive police investigations that led to the discovery of a stolen cellular phone believed to belong to one of the victims. A charge of armed robbery was also added.
Suspects appeared briefly in Brits Magistrates’ Court for the first appearance on Thursday, 9 May 2019 and were remanded in custody until Tuesday, 14 May 2019, for their bail application.
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