Bloemfontein police officer arrested on rape charge

The officer apparently asked a woman to accompany him to his home where he allegedly assaulted & raped her.

Picture: SAPS.

JOHANNESBURG - The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has confirmed an officer has been arrested in Bloemfontein on a charge of rape.

It is alleged the officer asked a woman to accompany him to his home after they had been drinking at a local tavern.

The woman says when she tried to leave the officer’s home, he assaulted and raped her.

Ipid spokesperson Moses Dlamini says, “Based on what he did, he is being held to account. He was arrested and will appear in court.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)