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Alexandria, Eastern Cape - A 33-year-old man accused of raping a teenager has been arrested in Alexandria, Eastern Cape police said on Monday.

The Tanzanian man was taken to custody on Sunday after allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl, said Lieutenant Luvuyo Mjekula.

The man tried to bribe her into silence, but she lodged a complaint.

“The suspect has previously been charged for drug-related offences, but (has been) released due to technicalities,” said Mjekula.