A Police constable is imprisoned for raping a complainant female victim

The independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) in Gauteng has investigated Kidnapping and Rape case against Two Constables attached to Springs police station in Ekurhuleni Gauteng.

The incident happened on 21 August 2016 where the police who attended to a disturbance complaint took their 43-year-old Complainant with them to the police station. While being returned home, she was raped. Constables Jabulani Raymond Nkwinika and Nkopodi Alex Kgalema were charged with Kidnapping and Rape.

On the 28th March 2023, 39-year-old Nkwinika was acquitted of all charges while a 44-year-old Kgalema was only acquitted on Kidnapping but convicted of Rape.

On the 19th June 2023, Constable Kgalema was sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment for Rape by the Springs Regional Court and he has also been declared unfit to possess a firearm.

Both members have already been acquitted in an internal disciplinary hearing in 2017 regarding the same matter after IPID recommended that they be subjected to the disciplinary hearing.

Issued by Independent Police Investigative Directorate,


Mr Robbie Raburabu
Acting National Spokesperson
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E-mail: rraburabu@ipid.gov.za