Rape suspect shot after knife attack

The police today said that at about 1430h yesterday while following up investigations into a report of rape police ranks saw the suspect at Sand Road, Soesdyke, EBD and shot him after a confrontation.

A police release said that during efforts to arrest him, the suspect attacked the police with a knife causing the police to resort to the use of force and was shot and injured to his right foot.

The suspect was taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre where he was treated and sent away, and is presently in police custody assisting with the investigations.

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