A man on parole allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl in Piketberg in the Swartland on Wednesday.
Frederick van Wyk, the provincial police spokesperson, says a rape charge has been filed at the police station in Piketberg and a suspect has been arrested.
“Another complaint of attempted rape was filed this morning.”
The man is expected to appear in court on Monday.
Billy Claasen, head of the rural and farmworker development organization in the Western Cape, said in a statement:
“The victim bit the rapist in the neck. This morning another victim emerged who said he tried to rape her. He allegedly attacked her last Sunday and ripped off her underwear. She was rescued by pedestrians, but he got away with her cellphone. “
Claasen says it is a fact that the Piketberg suspect was released from prison and released on parole two weeks ago after “allegedly serving a prison sentence for raping a 10-year-old child”.
He says his organization wants Ramaphosa and the cabinet members to look in-depth at amnesty and parole of certain prisoners.
“The events of the past few weeks have been a matter of great concern to us in poor communities.
“We want these people to be removed from society. They must remain behind bars without any parole. ”