A 25-year-old Boyfriend was arrested on Tuesday, 24 October for raping his 18-year-old girlfriend in Lephalale, Limpopo.

According to reports the suspect went to his girlfriend’s residence at Mahlakung informal settlement at around 18:00 on 14 October.

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They allegedly had an argument and the suspect dragged her to the nearby bushes, where he assaulted and raped her. The victim opened a case of rape against him and a manhunt to arrest the suspect was activated. He was then traced and arrested.

Lephalale boyfriend arrested for raping his girlfriend
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Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe applauded the Police for moving swiftly to track down the suspect and apprehend him.

“Any perpetrator of Gender Based-Violence will be dealt with decisively and without fear or favour,” said General Hadebe.

The suspect is set to appear before Lephalale Magistrate’s Court soon.