Keetmanshoop girl raped twice in one night

by Matheus Hamutenya

Keetmanshoop

Two suspected rapists on Monday appeared in the Keetmanshoop Magistrate’s Court on charges of raping a 21-year-old woman last Saturday morning.

The victim was allegedly raped by the two men on the same day at different venues.



The two suspects allegedly raped the 21-year-old woman on Saturday between 02h00 to 03h00 in Keetmanshoop’s Tseiblaagte area.

The first suspect, 24-year-old James Sydney Swartbooi, allegedly found the girl at Oniikombo bar and forcefully took her to his shack, where he raped her.

After being raped by the first suspect, the second suspect, Mario Fredriks, then allegedly dragged the girl from the shack and forced her to walk to the Koppieslaagte graveyard, where he threatened her with a knife and raped her behind a building.

The suspects were denied bail at their first appearance on Monday, with the case postponed to July 28 for further police investigations.

Magistrate Anderson Frederick presided over the case, while Atutala Shikalepo prosecuted.

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