BuzzSouthAfrica has been informed about the arrest of a Montclair Warrant Officer by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) for the rape of a 15 year old.
As learnt, the 49-year-old Montclair Warrant Officer sexually abused the victim who regarded him as her uncle.
From our gatherings, the sexual abuse happened between 2015 and May 2016 after the victim, then staying at Ethelbert Children’s Home in Durban, was introduced to the suspect and his wife.
IPID related that after the victim was introduced to the suspect and his wife, she started visiting them on a regular basis; spending holidays, including Christmas with them.
“It is alleged that it was during these visits that the complainant was raped and sexually assaulted by the suspect on numerous occasions.
“The matter was reported to IPID and after conducting an investigation, the suspect was arrested after the Director of Public Prosecutions issued a warrant of arrest.
The suspect was charged and detained at Durban Central Police Station. He will appear at Durban Magistrates Court…(for) rape and sexual assault charges,” stated IPID.
In Mpumalanga, a 37-year-old man was yesterday, sentenced to life by the Nkomazi Regional Court for raping a 10-year-old girl.
SAPS related that “Magistrate Edgar Moletsane did not hesitate to send Amos Mothuki packing to languish in prison for life after it was proven beyond reasonable doubt that” he raped the girl at her parental home in Buffelspruit.
As culled from statements presented before the court, Amos found the girl playing outside her parents’ house. He then grabbed and dragged her into the house where he undressed and raped her.
Police Management in the province said they are satisfied with the sentence. And, expressed that it will serve as a caution to other potential rapists.
Meanwhile, reports have it that a 95-year-old woman was raped and strangled in her home at Uitenhage, Eastern Cape.
Confirming this, the Uitenhage police divulged that they are currently investigating the murder of the 95-year-old woman who was reportedly strangled on Thursday.
The Uitenhage police spokesperson, Majola Nkohli also revealed that the elderly woman was sexually assaulted.
“A neighbor discovered the body while bringing some food for the victim. It’s believed the victim was also raped and strangled with a telephone cord,” Nkohli uttered.