North West Premier Thandi Modise has called for no bail for suspects arrested in connection with the rape of two women over the weekend.
According to police, a man was arrested for allegedly raping a 24-year-old woman at Tshwaranang section in Bethanie.
“It is alleged that the victim was walking home on Saturday night from a tavern when she was confronted by the suspect, who threatened her with a knife before raping her,” Captain Pelonomi Makau said.
The man fled the scene but was later arrested.
In another incident, a 31-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping a 31-year-old woman in Waterfall East.
According to Makau, the man had allegedly picked up the woman on Saturday at a filling station after promising her a job in Rustenburg.
They drove to the man’s house, where he allegedly raped her.
Makau said the woman managed to escape on Sunday and reported the matter to police.
In condemning rape incidents, Modise appealed for intensified united action against the scourge of rape.
She urged women to avoid high risk places such as taverns and shebeens, where perpetrators target the vulnerable.
“Young girls and women should consider who they go out with at night and where they go for entertainment and not accept lifts from strangers,” Premier Modise warned.
Source : SAnews.gov.za