A 38-year-old Man has been arrested for raping three women, two of whom are minors, after offering them a lift in the early hours of Friday in Levubu, Limpopo. The incident took place at around 03:00 am.

It is alleged that four women aged between 16 and 19 hitchhiked an unknown motor vehicle from a liquor outlet in Tshakhuma village to Luvhone village. The driver told them he was also going to the same place and even offered them a lift back home to Lwamondo village.

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The three women allegedly enjoyed drinks with the suspect, and they then left with him as agreed. Along the way, he turned to a secluded road while demanding cash from the victims.

The victims reportedly gave him the money, but he demanded more. He became aggressive and threatened to shoot them. One of the victims screamed for help, and the suspect hit her with a beer bottle, where she lost consciousness.

Man arrested for raping three women in Levubu
Crime Scene

The suspect then raped three women aged 16, 17 and 19. The assaulted victim was still unconscious when the other victim begged him to take her to the clinic. Upon arrival, the victims notified the nurses about the ordeal, and they immediately called the police. The suspect was swiftly arrested at the clinic.

The injured victim is recuperating in the hospital while the rape cases have been transferred to the SAPS Thohoyandou Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offenses Unit for further investigations.

THE RAPE OF THREE WOMEN IN LEVUBU CONDEMNED BY LIMPOPO POLICE

The suspect is currently in police custody and is expected to appear before Vuwani Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 18 March, facing three counts of rape.

The Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has condemned the rape incident. She urged parents and guardians to be vigilant and monitor the behaviour and moments of their children at all times.