Mur­der-ac­cused cop held for rape

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A SUS­PENDED 33-year-old po­lice con­sta­ble, who was out on bail in a mur­der case, ap­peared in the eM­pan­gala Mag­is­trate’s Court in Gaut­eng yesterday for al­legedly rap­ing a 15-year-old school­girl. The In­de­pen­dent Po­lice In­ves­tiga­tive Di­rec­torate (Ipid) said the po­lice­man was sus­pended in 2013 for al­legedly mur­der­ing 40-year-old Boy Mahlangu. He was part of a group of four po­lice of­fi­cers who on Christ­mas Day 2013 al­legedly dragged Mahlangu be­hind a po­lice ve­hi­cle af­ter ac­cus­ing him of driv­ing an un­road­wor­thy ve­hi­cle. He died later in a clinic. Ipid spokesper­son Moses Dlamini said he had been granted bail in the mur­der case. Dlamini said the con­sta­ble al­legedly raped the teen in the early hours of Sun­day. “The com­plainant al­leges that on Satur­day she was walk­ing with a friend when a po­lice­man, whose chil­dren she went to school with, stopped his car next to her, while her friend was a few steps ahead. “The po­lice­man was in a car with his friend and or­dered the com­plainant to get into his ve­hi­cle, threat­en­ing to shoot her if she didn’t. She com­plied. He dropped his friend at a tav­ern. The con­sta­ble drove to a gravel road and al­legedly raped the vic­tim,” Dlamini said. – ANA

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