A 50 year old suspect, Ntshedzeni Solomon Makhuvha was arrested by the police in Thohoyandou for allegedly raping a 17 year old learner from the local school at Sibasa where he is reportedly employed as an educator. He has appeared before the Thohoyandou Magistrate court today, on Tuesday 25 May 2021. His case was postponed until Thursday 27 May 2021 for formal bail application and for further police investigations.
It is alleged that the suspect raped the victim who was in grade 12 on several occasions during 2018. In one of the incidents, he reportedly offered to assist her with extra lessons but instead took her to a lodge where he allegedly raped her. He thereafter threatened the child and then offered her money to keep her mouth shut about the incident.
The victim eventually opened a case of rape during April month this year at the Thohoyandou police station. Members of the Saps Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit, immediately took over the case and after a lengthy investigations, the suspect was then arrested.
The Police investigations are still continuing.