Polokwane - A man has been arrested at the Matlala Hospital near Mapoteng for attempted rape, robbery, and perjury, Limpopo police said on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday night, Constable Lethunya Mmuroa said.
He offered to help a 21-year-old woman catch a taxi to Madikoti from Marble Hall on Tuesday night. The two started walking and the man suggested the woman accompany him to his house.
“She refused his suggestions and the man became very much aggressive,” said Mmuroa.
He allegedly grabbed her, took her into bushes alongside the road and forcibly kissed her. The woman overpowered him and bit his mouth.
“The man was badly bitten on his top and bottom lip,” said Mmuroa.
He ran to the Mamphokgo village and reported to the Motetema police that he had been robbed and stabbed, said Mmuroa.
Police took him to the Matlala Hospital for treatment.
The woman meanwhile reported the incident to Marble Hall police and gave them a description of the man and his injuries.
“Marble Hall police alerted the other police station about the incident and gave them a description of the suspect,” said Mmuroa.
The man was then arrested at the Matlala Hospital. He would appear in the Groblersdal Magistrate's Court on Thursday.