KWAZULU-NATAL, South African – Osizweni police in Newcastle are investigating cases of rape and robbery after two women were raped and robbed of their valuables in their home at the weekend, OgeneAfrican reports.
According to Osizweni police spokesman Captain Sipho Nkosi, the incident took place in Mndozo village, Newcastle, in the early hours of Saturday at about 2am, when two siblings aged 29 and 16 were awoken by crash of the breaking door of their two-roomed house by burglars who had forced their way into the house.
‘’It is alleged that three men wearing balaclavas who had forced their way into the women’s three-roomed house robbed them of their cellphones, 32 inches TV flat screen set, and R167 in cash. And after robbing them they then allegedly took turns raping them before leaving the house with stolen valuables.
The two siblings aged 29 and 16 subsequently reported about the incident at the local police station on the same day, and the cases of rape and robbery have been opened. The police investigation is underway as the police are currently questioning a local man who is known to the two siblings (abused women), who had allegedly asked about their mother’s whereabouts the day before the incident. They had allegedly told the man that their mother had recently left for Johannesburg to seek for employment,’’ Captain Nkosi told OgeneAfrican.
The two rape victims have recently received counselling at the local Thuthuzela Care Centre at Madadeni Hospital, Newcastle, following their rape ordeal.
Sibusiso Mdlalose, a Newcastle-based OgeneAfrican freelance journalist. Contact number 063 949 1865