Letlhakane Police are investigating an incident in which a 28-year-old man allegedly raped a 34-year-old woman in the early hours of Monday morning (25 November).
The lady was on her way to Mokubilo Clinic – walking from the lands – when she reportedly met her armed attacker.
Taking over the narrative, Letlhakane Station Commander, Michael Maphephu told The Voice, “She reported that the suspect threatened to stab her with a sharpened iron rod.
“The suspect was arrested on the same day and will appear before court as soon as the Magistrate returns from sick leave,” said Maphephu, adding he could not release the accused’s name until he appears in court.
The worried police boss revealed this was the 89th rape case registered in his jurisdiction since the start of the year.
Maphephu added that most incidents involved women returning home in the evening after drinking or walking alone in the bush.
“I urge people to always walk in groups when they come from the bars or ask for company from trusted people when using bushy roads,” advised the top cop.