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Man taken into custody for raping a teenager

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A man has been arrested in Eastern Cape for allegedly raping a teenager, South Africa News Agency has reported.

The culprit, 43, was said to have raped the 17-year old girl at Mandela Park in Mthatha, Eastern Cape.

The teenager, who was allegedly taken to a ‘pastor’ by her mum, was left at the Church when the incident happened.

The suspect was taken into custody on Thursday and will soon be charged to court.

“We are so shocked and disappointed that people our communities trust can be accused of such atrocious acts.

“Let us all work together in fighting the scourge of crimes against women and children,” said the Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga.