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Sapu slams alleged cop rape incident in Saldhana

The victim claims after reporting a rape at the police station, a policeman had raped her.

FILE. The victim claims after reporting a rape at the police station, a policeman had raped her. Picture: sxc.hu

CAPE TOWN - The South African Policing Union (Sapu) says the alleged rape of a 20-year-old woman at the Saldanha police barracks is unacceptable.

The incident was reported to police a week ago.

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) is investigating the matter.

Sapu's Joseph Manuel says the union is disturbed by the rape of a young woman, allegedly by an officer.

IPID says the woman had reported to police she'd been raped by three men earlier this month.

She claims that after reporting the incident, she was approached by a policeman who took her to the Saldanha Bay police barracks, where he allegedly raped her.

IPID says DNA samples have been taken from the complainant as part of their investigation.

Manuel says the law must take its course as incidents of this nature cannot be tolerated.

"This sort of conduct is totally unacceptable."

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