Mahikeng police search for rape suspect

It is alleged that the victim was attending a music festival and had gone to her car to rest.

FILE: Police say the suspect managed to escape when security guards gave chase. Picture: Gadeeja Abbas/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - North West police are searching for a suspect accused of raping a woman at the parking lot of a stadium in Mahikeng in the North West this morning.

It is alleged that the victim was attending a music festival and had gone to her car to rest when she was attacked by the man.

Police say the suspect managed to escape when security guards gave chase.

Spokesperson Pelonomi Makau said, "The victim heard a knock on the window and she thought it was her husband. She was then overpowered by the suspect. The suspect is still at large."