Hewitt rape case postponed

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Former tennis champion Bob Hewitt. File photo: Supplied

Johannesburg - Rape accused former tennis doubles champion Bob Hewitt failed to appear in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The matter was postponed as the State awaited instructions from the director of public prosecutions on whether or not to centralise the charges against him.

EyeWitness News reported that the case would resume on May 9.

Hewitt, 73, faces two charges of rape. One of the alleged rapes took place in Boksburg in 1982, and the other at Sun City in 1981. Both of his alleged victims were 16 at the time. He also faces a charge of indecent assault.

Hewitt, who is based in Port Elizabeth, was not in court for a previous hearing on October 4 because he was ill, his lawyer Alwyn Griebenow told the court at the time.

The case was postponed at the time after the State said it had filed an application to have all three charges heard in one court. - Sapa

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