A 34-year-old suspect who had allegedly kidnapped his 12-year-old neighbour at Cornubia in Durban has now been arrested for rape. Authorities nabbed the man who was on the run in Dundee in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. The suspect who evaded arrest for 27 days and was eventually tracked down to a farm on the R621 near Hattingspruit in Dundee by Reaction Unit officers.
A stakeout was conducted yesterday morning by RUSA officers who eventually nabbed the man who was working at a tavern/tuckshop. The man attempted to flee however he was restrained before he could get away.
Suspect admits to rape allegation
During an interview with RUSA officers, the suspect confirmed that he had sexual intercourse with the child on four occasions. He added that he was in possession of several WhatsApp messages from the child requesting him to visit when she was home alone. The suspect also informed RUSA officers that the girl had called him daily on his mobile phone and on one occasion she had missed called him approx (100) one hundred times.
He fled Durban when he realized he was being sought and arrived at the home of his 70-year-old uncle in Dundee seeking shelter and employment.
The story made headlines and caused a social media stir when it emerged that the man, who is married with four children, allegedly kidnapped the young girl and was found in Richards Bay. The girl initially denied having sexual relations with the man at that time but now in a new twist, it has emerged that the man was allegedly on the run, after the girl confirmed that they had engaged in sexual intercourse. A medical report confirms this finding. Prem Balram of private security company – Reaction Unit South Africa – says the suspect abandoned his family and was hiding at a relative’s house.
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