Suspect appears after Pelonomi incident


A 32-year old suspect who allegedly tried to rape an intern doctor at the Pelonomi Hospital in Bloemfontein on Tuesday, appeared at the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court today.
Vice Olivier, from Bronville in Welkom, made a brief appearance in court today on a charge of attempted rape. The case was postponed for further investigation. He will appear again on 14 June 2019.
This follows an incident at Pelonomi during which the suspect, who was posing as a patient, allegedly tried to sexually assault a 24-year old student doctor on Tuesday at about 23:50.
During the encounter, the doctor was able to overpower the suspect and bit part of his tongue off. The suspect ran away. He was traced and arrested at another local hospital where he went for medical treatment.
He will be remanded in custody pending his next appearance.