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Cape Town - Police are searching for a rape suspect who allegedly attacked a 20-year-old student at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Bellville on March 3.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said the woman was walking to a university residence to look for her friend when the suspect allegedly offered to accompany her. 

He claimed he too was a student, which police have since established he is not.

He allegedly raped her shortly before midnight when they got to the residence.

African News Agency/ANA