Boyfriend on the run for allegedly raping girlfriend at Mariveni village

CRIME

By Agreement Mabunda

NKOWANKOWA-The Police in Ritavi have launched a manhunt for a male suspect of rape that occurred on Sunday 05 November 2023 at Mariveni village outside Tzaneen in Mopani District.

It is alleged that the victim a 27-year-old female was at her boyfriend’s home in Mariveni village on Sunday 05 November 2023 at about 19:00 when the boyfriend asked her for money to buy some beers. It is alleged that the victim gave her boyfriend a cash amount of R75.00 and the boyfriend allegedly started fighting the victim complaining about the money to saying it was too little.

It is alleged that the boyfriend suddenly forced himself on the victim and raped her and afterwards forced the victim to wash while he was outside the victim managed to run away to the neighbour’s house seeking assistance.

It is reported that the victim was rushed to the nearby hospital for medical assistance as a result she was assaulted.

A case of rape and assault with the intention to inflict grievous bodily harm is investigated at  Tzaneen Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit.

The Police request for Chester the same Baloyi to come forward to assist with investigations should contact the Investigating Officer  Sergeant Vuyani Mhlaba at 076 403 0641 or report to the nearest Police Station.

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