Limpopo ward councillor due in court for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl

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A ward councillor in Mokwakwaila village, outside Tzaneen in Limpopo, will appear in the Bolobedu Magistrate’s Court on Monday for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl.

The 58-year-old man was arrested on Saturday night.

Police spokesperson, Motlafela Mojapelo, says it is alleged that the suspect offered the girl a lift after which he drove her into the bushes where he allegedly raped her.

 “A 58-year-old ward councilor was arrested by the police in Mokwakwaila outside Tzaneen on Saturday evening for allegedly raping a 14-year-old child at the village. The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba has strongly condemned this incident . The accused will appear in Bolobedu Magistrate’s Court on Monday.”

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