IPID arrest a member of the SAPS on suspicion of rape Heidelberg police

A 35-year-old police Constable Bongumusa Nxumalo attached to the Heidelberg police station Visible policing in the Gauteng Province was arrested by IPID Investigators on Sunday the 27 August 2023 for allegedly raping a 31-year-old Female.

The Rape is alleged to have happened on Saturday the 12th of August 2023 at the Victim’s place in Ratanda Ext 23 in Heidelberg. The Suspect is alleged to have gone to the Victim’s place where he started drinking. They both drank then later the suspect forced himself the victim and raped her. They then both fell asleep, the Suspect slept over at her place. He raped her again when he woke up the following morning.

The victim only managed to register the Rape case 6 days after the incident as she was not sure that her case would receive any attention given the fact that he was a police official himself, therefore he would be protected by fellow police officers.

After IPID received a case docket, they investigated it, arrested the suspect on Sunday 27 August 2023 and he appeared in court on Monday 28 August 2023.

The case was remanded to Friday 01 September 2023 for formal bail application.

Mr. Robbie Raburabu

National Spokesperson

082 926 1067 and 012 399 0056 

E-mail: rraburabu@ipid.gov.za