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Cops hunt rape suspects


16-year-old victim grabbed by two men while walking home

16-year-old school girl allegedly kidnapped and raped on her way home. File picture

KIMBERLEY police have launched a manhunt for two suspects who kidnapped, raped and then set alight a 16-year-old girl from Galeshewe.

According to information the two male suspects grabbed the 16-year-old victim and forced her into a white VW Polo, while she was walking home on Sunday, July 23.

The two men then apparently drove out on the Barkly West road and stopped at an open piece of veld where they both raped her.

The men then apparently tried to set her alight by setting fire to her clothes but she managed to escape and ran to her home in Bloemanda.

One suspect is between 25 and 30 years old, dark in complexion and slender. The other suspect is also between 25 and 30, is dark in complexion and has a strong build. Both suspects have dreadlocks. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Investigating Officer, Detective Sergeant Bonolo Masao, on 082 495 4725 or Crime Stop at 0860010111 or alternatively SMS Crime Line at 32211.