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Disciplinary action brought against two Mahikeng police officers accused of rape: Cele – SABC News

Police Minister Bheki Cele says internal disciplinary action has been instituted against two police officers in Mahikeng who are being investigated for rape.

The duo allegedly attended a complaint at Lorwaneng Village in Mahikeng on Wednesday.

They would find a 20-year-old woman who had an argument with her partner and then went with her, saying she charged her with malicious damage to property, for breaking the windows at her partner.

She claims she then stopped on the way and raped her.

Cele, who was in Mahikeng for the imbizo ministerial crime prevention, says that while the police watchdog is investigating IPID criminal cases, the SAPS has also launched its own internal disciplinary action.

“Those people are being investigated and we’re only got a week from the IPID to act on that. But not only that, the station commander here, brigadier is working on it. That, we are working on both fronts, the internal discipline and the criminal problems we need to follow.

Regaining the trust of the community

Newly appointed National Police Commissioner Fannie Masemola says they will work hard to regain the trust of the communities in Mahikeng.

“We do not have to tell the people here that we are doing well. We will come here and do the work, and they will decide for themselves whether we are good or not. But surely, we will make sure that we focus on this area, including the police station that the community is complaining about. We will do a check of the station, find out what the issues are, attend and address those specific issues, and make sure there is peace in this area.



Disciplinary action brought against two Mahikeng police officers accused of rape: Cele – SABC News

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