IPID statement on the KEI Mouth Case

The case of a police officer who allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl at the Kei Mouth Police Station on 6 Aug 2022 has been postponed to 29 August 2022 for a formal bail application.

The suspect was arrested by IPID on Friday, 19 August 2022.

It is alleged that the 17-year-old victim was a complainant in a case that she opened against her boyfriend.

The suspect went to fetch the victim from her home so that she could be interviewed at the police station.

On the way to the Police Station the suspect made some sexual advances to the victim, which she rejected.

At the Police Station the suspect took the victim to an office where he allegedly raped her. Afterwards the victim was able to run to the CSC to lodge a complaint.

The 45-year-old suspect was a Detective at the Kei Mouth Police Station. He has since resigned from SAPS.



Ms. Lizzy Suping

Director Communications and Marketing/Spokesperson

Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID)

Benstra Building, 473B Stanza Bopape Street, Pretoria, 0001

T: (+27) 12 399 0092,www.ipid.gov.za