Two SAPS members to be sentenced for rape

Sentencing procedures against two members of the South African Police Service (SAPS) convicted of rape are expected to commence on Monday.

According to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID), the two members raped a woman in 2017 after they offered her a lift home.

Sergeant Simphiwe Ncube stationed at Northern Cape Border Policing (Nakop Port of Entry) and Constable Andile Ntshweza stationed at the Upington police station were convicted of rape on 4 May 2023.

“The suspects are alleged to have both raped the…victim on 3rd of April 2017 at the house of one of the suspects after she was offered a lift from Upington town to her place in Rosedale.

“The accused first took her to Ncube’s house and raped her before she left and opened a case of rape. The case was investigated until the accused were convicted at the Upington Special Offences Court in May 2023.

“Both accused have since been disciplined by their Employer and have been sanctioned two months’ suspension without salary sometime in 2018,” IPID said in a statement.

Source: South African Government News Agency