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Cop accused of raping woman at gunpoint kills himself

An off-duty Mitchell’s Plain police officer has committed suicide.

Picture: Stock.XCHNG

CAPE TOWN - An off-duty Mitchells Plain police officer has committed suicide after he allegedly raped a woman at gunpoint.

Constable Ashley Heywood shot himself yesterday.

He was accused of raping his girlfriend's sister.

The police's Andre Traut says the alleged rape is still being investigated.

"I can confirm that the circumstances surrounding a rape case are being investigated by the Mitchells Plain CPF Unit after an 18-year-old woman reported the matter to the police."

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