Cape Town – The Grassy Park police officer charged with the rape of a suspect while she was in custody has been linked to the crime by his DNA.
The officer, Enkhosi Matiwane, who has yet to be suspended by the SAPS for the alleged 2016 incident, appeared before Wynberg magistrate Goolam Bawa on Thursday.
He had allegedly raped a suspect arrested for shoplifting.
The matter has been postponed to April 29 for consultation and further investigation.
Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) spokesperson Moses Dlamini said the matter was being investigated and that the officer was still on active duty at the Grassy Park police station.