Police constable in court for rape

An alleged rape case against a Mossel Bay police officer has been postponed.

An alleged rape case against a Mossel Bay police officer has been postponed.

CAPE TOWN - The case against a constable accused of rape in the Mossel Bay Magistrates Court was postponed to next week.

The officer allegedly raped a woman who was trying to report a domestic violence case in Herbertsdale.

The woman claimed that when she went to a satellite police station last week, the police officer on duty locked the front door, took her by force to the trauma room and raped her.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) was informed about the incident after local police officers failed to investigate it.

IPID spokesperson Moses Dlamini said, "The matter has been postponed to 27 February for legal aid."

Several women and children have been raped and murdered since the beginning of 2013.

Over the weekend, a 19-year-old was laid to rest after she was raped and murdered in Kraaifontein.

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the crime.

According to statistics, a woman is raped every four minutes in South Africa.

On Thursday, the ANC Women's League marched to the Western Cape legislature calling for an end to rape.

The league called on the justice system to deal harshly with the perpetrators.