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'Alleged police rapists shouldn’t get bail'

Gauteng government says officers who allegedly raped a woman shouldn't get bail.

The Gauteng Community Safety Department says officers who allegedly raped a Pretoria woman shouldn't get bail. Picture: Stock.xchng

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Community Safety Department has called on victims of police brutality to come forward.

This after a woman was raped last weekend, allegedly by officers at the Wierdabrug Police Station in Pretoria.

The woman had apparently gone to the station to open a case of domestic violence, when she was raped between Friday night and Saturday morning.

No arrests or suspensions have yet been made, and the matter is being probed by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.

This incident comes against the backdrop of national calls to stop rape and the abuse of women and children in the country.

Spokesperson for the community safety department, Thapelo Moiloa, said bail should not be granted to anyone involved in the crime.

"You run to the police for help. It's disturbing [to see] that it's actually the people the community is looking to that are perpetrating these forms violence."

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