A 33-years-old man has been arrested by the Groblersdal Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit for allegedly raping his girlfriend’s daughter aged 15. This happened during March and June 2023 at Spintspunt village, Groblersdal, in the Matlekereng policing area. 

According to the information received, the victim disclosed this disturbing incident to her mother, on Sunday, 28 April 2024. This was after her mother and the suspect (her mother’s boyfriend) had a heated conversation about their relationship. 

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It is alleged that the victim was raped twice on different occasions by the suspect. The first incident happened while her mother went shopping and the second one when she was at work. After the victim informed her mother, the suspect fled the scene to a hideout to evade arrest. 

Man arrested for raping a minor in Groblersdal
Crime Scene

The police were notified about the incident, and a rape case was opened against the suspect.  The case was then transferred to the Groblersdal Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit, for further investigations. 

On Monday, the 29th of April 2024, the suspect was spotted, traced, and arrested for raping a minor at his hideout in Lefiso village 

Groblersdal FCS arrested a 33 years old man for raping a minor

The Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo South African Police Service(SAPS) Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe welcomed the arrest and commended the investigating officer for ensuring that the suspect was behind bars.

The suspect will appear before Siyabuswa Magistrate’s Court for rape on Thursday, 02 May 2024.  The Police investigations are still continuing regarding this issue.