Man arrested for raping 9-year-old stepdaughter at Ga-Maake outside Lenyenye


By Agreement Mabunda

GA-MAAKE-The members of SAPS Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offenses Unit in Tzaneen, Mopani District have arrested a 43-year-old man in connection with the alleged rape of his 9-year-old stepdaughter in Maake policing precinct on 09 April 2024.

The suspect, who has been on the run after he committed the heinous crime, was traced to his hideout in Bolobedu in the early hours of Friday, 17 May 2024 by members of the Mopani Tracking team and the Flying Squad.

The suspect allegedly raped the victim at his house and thereafter fled the scene.  The incident sparked mob violence where the community vandalized the suspect’s residence.

The suspect was charged with rape. He will soon appear before Lenyenye Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 20  May 2024.


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