Court grants alleged Maties rapist R1 000 bail

Court grants alleged Maties rapist R1 000 bail

The National Prosecuting Authority in the Western Cape has confirmed that the student who was arrested at Stellenbosch University on Wednesday is facing two counts of rape. 

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The 18-year-old student appeared in the Stellenbosch Magistrate's Court on Thursday for allegedly raping a 19-year-old student on campus.

NPA Spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila says the accused was released on R 1000 bail.

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"He is charged with two counts of rape, the court set his bail at R1 000 with conditions that he must not be in contact with the complainant. His case was postponed until 29 June 2022 for further investigation."

He has since been suspended from his residence pending investigation.

This is the second student to be suspended for misconduct this week, following the suspension of Theuns du Toit, who is being investigated by police after he urinated on the study material of another student Babalo Ndwayana.


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