The Mitchells Plain Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit is requesting the assistance of the public to identify the suspect depicted in the attached identikit, who is wanted for rape.
The identikit was compiled by a SAPS facial composition expert with the assistance of the victim.
On 8 May 2023, at around 07:30 the 16-year-old victim was attacked by the suspect in Lower Crossroads in Philippi East and raped while she was on her way to school.
The suspect is an unknown male in his late twenties or early thirties, approximately 1.6 m tall and spoke Xhosa.
He has a tattoo of a cross on his neck below his right ear, and was wearing white running shoes and a red cap at the time of the incident. He was also armed with a firearm.
Any person with information is kindly requested to contact the Mitchells Plain FCS unit on 082 522 1066 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111. The mobile application, My SAPS can also be used and you may remain anonymous.