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While these two rapists were now behind bars, Director of the Newcastle Crisis Centre, Mary Dobbie, emphasised that rape was still a major and ongoing scourge to society.
Police are investigating the incident.
According to reports, the victim who was 12 years old at the time, informed her grandmother her uncle had raped her while they were residing in Blaauwbosch.
The incident occurred on the early evening of August 2.
Police were summoned for help, and the suspect was apprehended shortly afterwards.
While circumstances leading to the shooting were unclear, it seemed the deceased attempted to rob a business establishment.
The 59-year-old suspect will reappear before a Magistrate’s Court on August 25.
According to police reports, members of the Newcastle Public Order Policing Unit (POP) were conducting stop and search operations when the suspects were apprehended.
“First of all, FNB has zero tolerance towards fraud and we regularly review security arrangements across our outlets.”
According to reports, the victim was stabbed during an altercation between the victim and the two suspects.