Rapes mar weekend

02 April 2019 | Crime

A string of rapes and other cases of gender violence were reported to the police over the weekend.

In one incident, an eight-year-old girl was raped after being left at home without adult supervision. According to the police, a 21-year-old man raped the girl at Engoyi village in the Oshikoto Region on Friday.

The man allegedly pulled the girl into a toilet and raped her. The girl had been left at a house with some other children without adult supervision. The suspect has been arrested.

In Wanaheda on Saturday, a 29-year-old woman was raped after two men armed with pangas broke into her shack. According to the police the men threatened to kill the woman's daughter.

At Mariental, a 39-year-old woman was assaulted and raped, allegedly by her 25-year-old boyfriend, in the Aimablaagte residential area on Friday. It is alleged that the two had been in a relationship for about a month. The suspect has been arrested.

A 41-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a 26-year-old woman while she was sleeping at Farm Noordburg in the Gobabis District on Sunday.

Another rape was reported at Onashitendo village in the Tsandi Constituency on Friday. A 26-year-old woman was allegedly raped by a 29-year-old man on her way from a cuca shop. The suspect has been arrested.

Another man was arrested at Omatando near Ongwediva. The 36-year-old man had allegedly raped a 31-year-old woman many times over the past three years.

ELLANIE SMIT

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