A young man from Selosesha, Thaba Nchu, about 70 km outside Bloemfontein, is due to appear in the magistrate’s court shortly after allegedly raping his friend’s girlfriend repeatedly.
The 22-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday morning after allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman in his parents’ home in Zone 2, Selosesha, on Sunday.
Brig. Motantsi Makhele, provincial police spokeswoman, said the young woman was walking home around 7:30 pm on Sunday when she found the man near a soccer field.
The alleged rapist is a friend of the girl’s boyfriend.
The man allegedly assaulted the woman and took her to his parents’ home, where he allegedly raped her throughout the evening.
The woman managed to escape the next morning and reported the incident to police. The suspect was spotted Tuesday and arrested.
He is expected to appear in court Thursday.
“Victims of rape should not wear or bathe other clothes after the incident. However, they must immediately report the attack to their nearest police station, ”said Gen. Maj. Jones Qhobosheane.