Man (27) arrested for rape

FREE STATE - A 27-year-old male suspect was arrested on Maokeng after allegedly raping a 26-year-old victim who received a lift from him after hitchhiking.

On Tuesday, 19 April 2022 at about 12:30, the complainant alleges that she was on her way to town when she saw a car passing and requested for a lift as the suspect is known to her. On their way, the driver changed route and when the victim asked, he assaulted her. The suspect took the victim to his house, threatened to kill her if she made noise and then raped her. Afterwards, he told the victim to leave.

A case of rape was reported. The suspect has been arrested and will be charged with rape. He will be appearing today, 21 April 2022, at Kroonstad Magistrates Court.

Source: South African Police Service