CRIMEBRIEFS

The Rep - - NEWS -

Po­lice in the Glen Grey area are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the rape of two seven-year-old girls in Tsem­beyi on Sat­ur­day.

Po­lice spokesper­son Cap­tain Namhla Mdle­leni said a sus­pect, aged 45, had since been ar­rested.

The chil­dren were al­legedly grabbed while play­ing with friends and then raped.

In a sep­a­rate in­ci­dent in Ca­cadu, po­lice have ar­rested a 27-year-old man af­ter a woman, 30, was as­saulted over the week­end.

Mdle­leni said the man and woman were al­legedly drink­ing to­gether when a quar­rel broke out. The woman died on the scene.

Po­lice in Ilinge are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a case of rape af­ter a man en­tered a home on Sat­ur­day and at­tacked a woman.

The woman, aged 69, was with her hus­band when a man en­tered. He dragged the woman out­side and raped her be­fore flee­ing from the scene. Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a case of rob­bery and rape.

Mdle­leni said po­lice con­demned vi­o­lence against women and chil­dren and ap­pealed to the com­mu­nity to as­sist in the fight against crime. – Rep re­porter

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