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Cape Town - A Warrant Officer from the Public Order Policing (POPS) based in Potchefstroom has been accused of allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl. He was arrested on Wednesday and appeared in the Ventersdorp Magistrate’s Court on Thursday morning.

It is believed that two police officers picked up four girls in a police Nyala in Tshing, Ventersdorp.

The girls were allegedly promised food and drinks. Two of the girls were reportedly ordered out of the police Nyala, leaving the remaining two girls with the police officers. One of the remaining two girls was allegedly taken to a guest house where she was raped.

The Democratic Alliance has called for the suspension of the officer. "The DA in the North West will write to the Provincial Police Commissioner, Brenda Motswenyane, requesting that she suspends a Warrant Officer from the Public Order Policing," said DA MP and North West Premier Candidate, Joe McGluwa. 

"The residents of North West deserve to feel safe in a secure environment, where they are able to rely on the South African Police Service to protect them. The community should trust law enforcement members in uniform."

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