British tourist raped in SA

A British tourist was raped while walking in an inner city nature reserve in Bloemfontein this week, Free State police said on Thursday. Captain Rulene Kuhn said the 51-year-old woman went for a walk in the small nature reserve on Monday morning when she was overpowered, allegedly by two men. She was raped and robbed of her cellphone and some cash. Free State police spokesperson Colonel Motantsi Makhele told the Volksblad newspaper that a police operation was held in the area hours after the incident. Twenty people were arrested, of which five were known criminals to local police, as well as two illegal immigrants. The Happy Valley reserve is a small nature reserve with a short walking route next to Free State House, the official residence of Free State Ppremier Ace Magashule. The area is used by homeless people to overnight or spend the day. The Volksblad reported that the woman was treated in a local hospital after the incident and discharged the same day. Makhele said local police appointed a special investigating team to look into the matter.-Sapa

Report ID: 791
Crime Category: Rape
Province: Free State
Suburb: N/A
Address: Inner city nature reserve in Bloemfontein
Crime Date/Time: 10 Jan 2011, 00:01 AM
Reported By: Username977
Reported Date: 13 Jan 2011, 13:01 PM
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