Man held for rape of Thornhil woman, 58

THE cluster commander of the police in Komani Major General Funeka Siganga has commended the work of detective warrant officer Richard Fredericks following the arrest of a man wanted on suspicion of rape.

Police spokesman Captain Namhla Mdleleni said the 58-year-old woman was attacked in her home in November last year. She was robbed of various belongings including a cellphone and jewellery and raped.

Cases of housebreaking and rape were opened.

Mdleleni said on April 16, the police arrested a suspect and managed to recover all the items.

The suspect has appeared in court and has been remanded in custody pending his next court appearance on May 2.


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