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sapsNews24 reports that a Cape Town police officer who reportedly told a Khayelitsha woman wanting to open a rape case to come back the next day, will face disciplinary action.  

Western Cape police advised that the 26-year-old wanted to report an alleged rape case on Monday evening, but was told by the police officer to come back the following day.  A senior police officer had to visit the victim at her home the next day, Tuesday, and only then was a rape case opened.  The incident has left Western Cape police commissioner Lieutenant General Yolisa Matakata "horrified".  Reiterating the police's stance on dealing with cases of rape, sexual violation and other forms of violence, as contained in organisational directives, Matakata said that claims of what had happened smacked of dereliction of duty.  Police spokesperson Brigadier Novela Potelwa noted that details of the incident have been circulating on social media platforms, adding that the alleged rapist had not been arrested but that detectives were following up on several leads.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Ntwaagae Seleka at News24


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