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Metro cop arrested for rape

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - A Johannesburg metro police officer was arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping a woman in Protea Glen, Soweto, a spokesman said.

The 37-year-old officer was accused of raping the 23-year-old woman at his home in Protea Glen on Wednesday, said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.

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02/05/2013. Employees of the Tshwane Metro Police Department spent the day outside the Metro Police Head Offices in WF Nkomo (Church) street in protest against the new shift system that was rolled out on Wedneday. Picture: Oupa Mokoena Picture: Oupa Mokoena

She escaped and went to the police.

Minnaar said the arrest showed that the Johannesburg metro police would not hesitate to do their duty.

“Officers will have no mercy when it comes to the safety of the public, even if it means arresting one of their own,” he said.

The man would appear soon in the Protea Magistrate's Court.

Sapa

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