man arrested for alleged rape for toddler in Heideveld


Police arrested a 40 year old suspect wanted for allegedly raping an 18-month old baby in Heideveld.

The had been on the run since the incident occurred in Grace Court on Monday was found nearly 20km from the crime scene, in Beacon Valley, Mitchells Plain.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi, confirmed the rap case, he said that the suspect was arrested by the Maitland Flying Squad.

 “Once charged he is expected to make a court appearance in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court,” Swartbooi said.

According to reports the toddler currently in a medical facility for treatment.

Meanwhile residents of Heideveld are angry that the suspect was in police custody. They were wary the suspect once he get his court appearance will get a bail and move to another area.

“We have had enough of this nonsense. Enough! Our children are dying like flies. Our women and children are being kidnapped, raped and murdered like it’s open season.

“We had enough. What has the justice system ever done to assist us?

“It is time we stand as a collective and show these rapists, murderers and gangsters just how fed up we are!” a resident said.


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