EASTERN CAPE – Mount Ayliff Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit is appealing for assistance from the public for information that could lead to the arrest of a suspect allegedly involved in the rape of a girl, aged 16, who was found on the road side near the forest, at about 15:00, on Friday, 15 April 2022, at Cabazana Locality, in Mount Ayliff.
According to the information, the girl was on her way home when she was dragged to a nearby forest by an unknown male suspect, where she was raped and stabbed by the suspect. She was helped by a passer-by who called family members and the ambulance and was transported to a nearby hospital where she received medical attention. At the present moment there is no information regarding the identity of the suspect. However, police investigation is continuing. A case of rape and assault GBH have been registered.
The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nomthetheleli Mene has expressed shock at the brutal incident and as such, has also ordered a team of highly trained investigators in Mt Ayliff to track, trace and find the perpetrator.
Anyone who may be able to assist in the investigation by sharing information that will lead to positive identification and arrest of the suspect is requested to contact the investigating officer, Detective Warrant Officer Thembelani Jackson Mgoqi at 072 731 2498 or call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111.