Police arrest two men for allegedly raping a South African paramedic.
RAPID response by the Vaal Rand police has led to the arrest of two men wanted for allegedly raping a paramedic and assaulting her colleague in Durban Deep, Roodepoort, in March.
The two have been on the run from police since March 5 after attacking two paramedics who had been called to the area to attend to a child who had sustained burn wounds.
The women were dragged into the bushes near the toddler’s home. Their ambulance was also stolen by three armed men. The ambulance was later recovered and a 31-year-old suspect arrested while the two fled .
Orange Farm police spokesperson Captain Keke Motsiri yesterday said the two were arrested at their “hide- out” in Orange Farm.
“On Tuesday, we received information that the two men were hiding in our area . Our informant told us that the two were also wanted for murder and armed robbery cases in Roodepoort,” said Motsiri.
The Orange Farm task team and the Sebokeng trio task team followed up the information and pounced on them at about 1am.
The two were taken to Roodepoort where they were detained.
“We believe that the shack was used by the suspects as their hide- out after committing crimes. We have launched investigations to link them with other serious crimes that have taken place in our area.”
They are expected to appear in court soon.
Days after the women’s attack, President Jacob Zuma and Gauteng MEC for community safety Khabisi Mosunkutu visited the area and met the two women and their families .