Action will be taken against cop who turned away rape victim


Action will be taken against the cop who turned away a rape victim at the Khayelitsha police station on Monday night. The male officer allegedly told Zikhona Rhuga, 26, to go home, not to bath and return the next day.

I am happy to hear that there will be action taken against the officer because I felt like I suffered a second rape when he turned me away like that,” Zikhona says.

Zikhona, who asked to be identified, told the Daily Voice she had been raped by a taxi driver while on her way to her boyfriend.

The young woman says she was alone in the minibus taxi and after the driver raped her, he dumped her in an unknown street.

A man, who noticed her distress, offered to take her to the police station. But at the cop shop, due to social distancing, she was asked to “shout out” about her ordeal in front of other people.

The terrified young woman was helped by resident Nana Samela, who says she was left disgusted when the cop told Zikhona she could only be assisted the next day, and warned her not to bath as this could destroy DNA evidence.

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