It has come to light that a video of a Nyanga woman being raped is currently being shared amongst the community and surrounding areas.
Police have issued a severe warning to those circulating the video. If found doing so they could face a charge of crimen injuria (wilful injury to someone’s dignity).
It is reported that the woman’s beverage was allegedly spiked while she was out and she was drugged when the incident occurred, stated IOL.
The case is being investigated
Vuyisile Ncata, the Nyanga police station commander, told The Cape Times that: “We are aware of the video circulating in Crossroads and neighbouring communities. I met with the complainant on Wednesday who is the victim.
“She came to my office and I assisted to ensure a case was opened. In the early hours (of yesterday) we managed to trace the suspects who appeared in the video and arrested them. The Nyanga Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences detectives are investigating the case.”
FC van Wyk, police spokesperson told IOL that two suspects have since been arrested on a charge of rape. The two are expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court once charged.
Ncata further told IOL that the matter was not only about the rape but crimen injuria. Ncata said that the suspects might also face multiple charges following threats that were made to the complainant and blackmailing.
Ncata acknowledged the complainant for being brave, coming forward and reporting the case. The complainant has already been referred for counselling and debriefing.
He also thanked residents and expressed his gratitude to those who brought the matter to his attention. He urged the community to stop sharing it. He said, “This video involves other people and they did not get any consent.”
Gender-based Violence is currently a top priority for Nyanga Police and to highlight their strife partnered with Ilitha Labantu on Thursday in a motorcade in the area, to raise awareness around the serious issue.