Hitchhiker raped in Lephalale

Hitchhiker raped in Lephalale

A young woman was raped in Lephalale, Limpopo, on Wednesday as she was reportedly hitchhiking near the bridge on R33 (VaalWater Road).

The victim was hitch-hiking to Modimolle at around 12h00 when a man unknown to her joined her and pretended to be hitchhiking too.

He then allegedly grabbed her and started to hit her with stones before tying her up and raping her.

The alleged perpetrator immediately fled the scene after the committing the crime.

The victim told police that she suspects the perpetrator to be a Zimbabwean because of his dialect.

As a search for the suspect continues, police are appealing to anyone who may have information on the matter to report to the Lephalale Community Service Centre on: 079 8896247, crime stop on: 0860010111, or to the nearest police station. – Report from Waterberg FM news.

Alex taxi driver accused of teen’s murder to spend Christmas in jail

Alex taxi driver accused of teen’s murder to spend Christmas in jail

The man accused of killing Alexandra teenager, Jabulile Nkosi, will spend Christmas in jail.

Prince Ndlovu’s case will return to court on 21 January 2021.

It has been postponed yet again for further investigations.

The 25-year-old taxi driver is accused of killing 18-year-old Nkosi who was a learner at the East Bank High School at the time of her passing.

Her body was found with bullet wounds in September near the Jukskei River Park in West bank.

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in Gauteng believes it has a strong case against Ndlovu.

Spokesperson Phindi Njonondwane has previously told reporters that “the suspect did not apply for bail instead he has applied for legal aid assistance in the matter.”

She says investigations continue to establish whether he has committed other crimes.

Police have also said they have strong evidence linking the Zimbabwean national to Nkosi’s murder.

Different community organisations were picketing outside court on Wednesday, demanding that the accused be remanded in custody.

Others are not happy with the case’s constant postponements.

“Why did they keep on postponing the case because there is clear evidence that Prince killed Jabulile?” asked one picketer.