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UCT rape accused back in court

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The man accused of raping at least one woman at the University of Cape Town will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

The 35-year-old was arrested near the Rhodes Memorial on March 12, days after UCT offered a R100 000 reward for information about the attacks on several students.

He faces a charge of raping and robbing a 23-year-old woman at the bottom of the Rhodes Memorial on November 19, 2015.

There was a possibility he could be linked to other attacks in the area.

On Thursday, March 10, another UCT student was attacked, assaulted, and raped off campus.

The university said it seemed the attack was similar to three previous ones near Rhodes Memorial.

The 28-year-old student was running along the bicycle path near the Princess Anne Drive bridge in Newlands when a man threatened her with a knife, UCT spokesperson Gerda Kruger said.

He forced her into bushes, held her captive for hours, and raped her. He forced her to walk to a petrol station, where she was able to get away.

[Source: News24]
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