Evidence found against rapist cops
The IPID has evidence, including police vehicle GPS records, against two officers accused of rape.
JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) says it has already uncovered damning evidence against the two Atteridgeville police officers accused of raping a 17-year-old girl.
The pair were on Thursday denied bail in the Atteridgeville Magistrates Court.
It's alleged they picked up the teenager at a tavern after she'd had a fight with her boyfriend, telling her that they would give her a lift home.
She was then apparently driven to a secluded spot where she was raped before she was dropped off near a local police station.
The prosecution team presented evidence from police vehicle GPS records, which corroborate the version of events provided by the 17-year-old victim.
Warrant Officer Johannes Ringani and Constable Motlatso Morotoba provided the court with fixed home addresses and showed that they have no criminal records or pending cases.
But being a schedule six offence, they failed to provide the exceptional circumstances to warrant their release.
The IPID's Moses Dlamini says they are satisfied with the court's decision.
He says the matter has been postponed for a week and transferred to the Pretoria Regional Court.
Dlamini previously said the officers were arrested after being identified by the victim and her boyfriend.