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Johannesburg - A medical doctor has been arrested for raping his teenage patient near Tzaneen, Limpopo police said on Tuesday. 

“It is alleged that on Monday, a 17-year-old girl went to the suspect's surgery in Nkoankoa township for consultation,” said spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.

“On arrival, she was called in the consultation room and the suspect started examining her and during that process, the suspect then raped her.”

The 52-year-old doctor will appear in the Nkoankoa Magistrate's Court on Thursday to face a charge of rape.