Woman arrested for lying about being raped

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A 19-year-old woman from Sasolburg was arrested on Tuesday for perjury.

Police spokesperson Sellwane Mapamela says Detective Constable Mandla Khambule of the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit, arrested a 19-year-old girl for perjury after she alleged that she was raped.

“On Tuesday, 16 April 2013 the 19-year-old woman came to police station to open a case of rape. She alleged that on that previous day, she went to a friend’s place to get a book. On her way she met an unknown man who took her to a shack where he raped her and kept her in the shack for the whole night,” says Mapamela.

She says the suspect was linked with fingerprints found at the crime scene and arrested on 29 October 2013 for rape.

“During the investigation Detective Constable Khambule found out that the alleged victim was lying about the rape. The case of perjury was open against her,” she says.

Mapamela says the 19-year-old appeared at the Sasolburg Magistrate Court for perjury and the case was postponed to 22 November for further investigations.

This statement is compiled and issued by the Zamdela Police Corporate Communication Unit.