Rapist sought by Brighton Beach FCS Unit

DURBAN – The Brighton Beach Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit are appealing to members of the community for assistance in locating a wanted suspect Senzo Landlord Mbeje (35). Mbeje was arrested for raping a 27-year-old woman in 2014 at Cato Crest in Mayville.

It is alleged that on 6 September 2014 at 04:15, the victim was on her way home when she came across three armed suspects. At knife point they demanded money and cellphones. When she told them she had nothing, the suspects became irritated and threatened to harm her. One suspect pushed her down on the road and raped her, while the other two were keeping a look-out.

A case of rape was opened at the Mayville police station and the docket was transferred to the Brighton Beach Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for further investigation. The suspect was arrested, appeared in Durban Magistrate’s Court but was released on warning due to ill health. The case was adjourned to 28 January 2021 however he failed to appear at court. He has been on the run and a warrant for his arrest has been issued by the court.

We appeal to anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to contact the investigating officer detective Constable Bouvrie on 081 046 3162/ 081 418 1264 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

Source: South African Police Service