The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal desires the cop accused of raping a 24-year-old lady at a police station to be suspended.
The celebration made this recognized in a press release on Friday saying that it heard that the accused police officer reported for responsibility on the KwaMakhutha police station on the KZN south coast.
IFP spokesperson Blessed Gwala stated “what makes issues worse is that we had been additionally reliably knowledgeable that the accused is alleged to have had comparable accusations earlier than, however these issues had been deliberately stored below wraps”.
“The IFP is not going to tolerate any felony alignment of cops with crime, particularly heinous crimes like GBV.”
He referred to as on the neighborhood security and liaison MEC Bheki Ntuli to intervene into this matter by ensuring the officer is suspended pending the investigation, and that the rape sufferer will get protected.
“Rotten regulation enforcement officers are the rationale that rape victims should not reporting rape and different GBV instances to the Saps.”
“It’s unacceptable that there are criminals hiding behind blue uniforms, who can’t be trusted,” he stated.
The Unbiased Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) on Wednesday confirmed that it was investigating the case in opposition to the officer.
In line with Ipid spokesperson Ndileka Cola, the rape occurred on September 25 whereas the lady was in police custody.
“It’s alleged the sufferer was taken by the police officer from one of many retailers to KwaMakhutha Saps, the place the sufferer was allegedly raped in one of many workplaces contained in the police station.”
She disclosed that the directorate is investigating the case and “working exhausting to make sure justice for the sufferer.”