North West Provincial Commissioner assures public that gender based violence will not be tolerated

POTCHEFSTROOM - The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Sello Kwena would like to assure the community that acts of Gender Based Violence (GBV) and any form of abuse cannot be tolerated whether perpetrated by the public or the South African Police Service (SAPS) employees.

The assurance comes after Constable Clayson Madupe (36) and working at Mogwase police station, was arrested on Thursday, 4 August 2022, at his residential place for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. The member is expected to appear in the Mogwase Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 8 August 2022.

At the time of the arrest, the member was on bail consequent to the arrest by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) and appearance before the court in January 2022, for attempted murder, kidnapping and rape. That after he allegedly knocked down a woman with a car, then kidnapped and ultimately raped her at Welgevaal village near Mogwase. The accused is due to reappear in court on these cases on Tuesday, 6 September 2022. Moreover, departmental hearing against the member is ongoing.

The Provincial Commissioner expressed his disapproval of the member’s conduct which he said is unacceptable and unethical. He said further that no special treatment will be given to the member to ensure that justice is served.

Source: South African Police Service