Man, 26, held for rape of 15-year-old

Centane police have arrested a 26-year-old man for the alleged rape of a 15-year-old girl. Police spokesman Captain Jackson Manatha said the suspect was arrested on Friday during the night at his home which is at Gqunqe Village, Centane.

The man and the girl were both at a homestead which was hosting a traditional ceremony.

“The suspect is alleged to have requested the victim at about 4pm on the date in question to accompany him to another house where liquor is sold. On the way to the house where liquor is sold, the suspect became aggressive and accosted the victim. He is alleged to have raped her.”

A rape case was registered with Centane Police. Manatha said police had acted swiftly by tracing the suspect and arrested him. He has since been charged with rape. He is due to appear before the Centane Magistrate Court on Monday.

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