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Man who allegedly raped deaf woman in court

It's understood the 23-year-old raped a deaf Khayelitsha woman and killed her boyfriend.

FILE: It's understood the 23-year-old raped a deaf Khayelitsha woman and killed her boyfriend. Picture: EWN.

KHAYELITSHA - A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a Khayelitsha woman and the murder of her boyfriend.

The 23-year-old woman's boyfriend was shot dead during the attack in Section B, Makhaza last Friday.

The rape survivor is partially deaf and cannot speak properly.

A family member says she is receiving trauma counselling.

"She's scared. This morning she told me she wants to relocate the Eastern Cape."

Her slain partner will be laid to rest at the weekend.

The police's Andre Traut said, "A 23-year-old suspect is due to appear in court this morning in Khayelitsha on charges of murder and rape following an incident which occurred took place on the 8 August at 5am. A 35-year-old man was shot and killed in his residence, and his 23-year-old girlfriend was raped."

Earlier this week, the African National Congress Women's Leagues visited the murder victim's home.

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