Cop raped in Khayelitsha

Three suspects appeared in the Khayelitsha Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.

ANCWL marches against rape in the Western Cape on 21 February 2013. Picture: Chanel September/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Three men have been arrested in connection with the rape of a Khayelitsha policewoman.

It is understood the suspects confronted her outside her house shortly after she finished work at the weekend.

The uniformed officer was attacked and robbed before being dragged into her home where they gang-raped her.

The police's Fredrick van Wyk said, "A 36-year-old policewoman was attacked and raped as she came from night shift. The three suspect appeared earlier in the Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court."

In another incident, a Norwegian exchange student was raped by two men on Signal Hill on Saturday.

The suspects tied up the young woman's boyfriend and stole their belongings.

Several women and children have been gang-raped throughout the country since the beginning of the year.

Government and civil organisation have called on men to be active in the fight against rape.

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