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Butcher’s rape case postponed


Adriaan de Klerk is facing two charges of rape, one charge of attempted and one of sexual assault.

POSTPONED: Adriaan de Klerk appeared briefly in the Kimberley magistrates court yesterday where his case was postponed until January next year.

THE RAPE case involving prominent Kimberley businessman Adriaan de Klerk has been postponed to January next year.

De Klerk, who is the owner of West End Meat Supply, appeared in the Kimberley Magistrate’s Court yesterday.

He is facing two charges of rape, one charge of attempted rape and one of sexual assault.

The charges relate to the alleged rape of a female employee who worked as a cashier at the butchery situated in the city’s CBD.

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The complainant has since resigned from her job.

De Klerk is believed to have handed himself over to police on November 13.

He was granted bail of R10 000 during his first court appearance on November 15.

It was stated yesterday during De Klerk’s bail application that he faced a similar allegation in 2016 but was never charged.

The investigating officer (IO), Sergeant Charlotte Mogale, read out an affidavit by the complainant in court, in which the latter indicated that the alleged incidents happened over a period of time from July 1, 2016 to September 30 this year.