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sapsSowetanLive reports that a cleaner has accused a senior policeman of raping her four times since 2017.  The 41-year-old woman from Daveyton on the East Rand opened a case of rape last week at the Benoni police station.  

Her matter has been transferred to the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).  She said the top cop, who works at the Benoni police vehicle clearance centre, raped her once at his home, twice at her home and once at the police station.  The officer cannot be named because he has not been charged and asked to plead to the charges.  The rapes allegedly happened between 2017 and August this year.  The woman, who has been working at the centre part-time since 2015, alleges that when she initially tried to open the case against the policeman she was accused of lying.  The mother of two claims that high-ranking officers at the Benoni police station threatened to charge her with perjury.  An Ipid spokesperson confirmed that they were investigating the allegations.  "The investigation is at an early stage, but it's ongoing.  No arrest has been made yet."

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Tankiso Makhetha at SowetanLive


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