- A 28-year-old woman from Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal told South African Police Service officers that she was raped by two brothers
- The police found that the woman had lied about the incident and issued a warrant for her arrest
- The woman was taken into custody at Osizweni police station, where she will remain until her court date
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NEWCASTLE - A 28-year-old woman from Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), told South African Police Service (SAPS) officers that she was raped by two brothers.
Upon investigating, SAPS found that the woman had lied about the incident and issued a warrant for her arrest. She was taken into police custody on Wednesday, 16 December, on perjury charges.
Captain Nqobile Gwala, a SAPS spokesperson, said the woman had alleged that the brothers raped her after confronting her about outstanding rent payments. According to News24, she added that the two men threatened her with knives.
The case against the woman
The South African reports that the brothers accused of raping the woman were released from custody after the woman was charged with perjury. The woman was taken into custody at Osizweni, where she will remain until her court date.
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"We once again appeal to our citizens to refrain from reporting false cases, as valuable police resources are wasted chasing untrue allegations thus depriving genuine victims of crime from realising justice," said Gwala.
Reactions to perjury case
"Good. She got exactly what she deserved. I hope others like her will receive the same treatment."
"This woman is making a mockery of a very serious crime that women and children are victims of on the daily!"
"I'm interested in the sentencing."
"Can the two brothers be the ones giving the sentence?"
"Just perjury lol. What a joke."
Ramaphosa given 10 days to defend leaked audio revealing ANC using State funds
Speaking of perjury, Briefly News previously reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa was heard in an alleged leaked audio recording revealing that the African National Congress (ANC) used State funds to pay for their political campaigns.
Parliament's standing committee has given Ramaphosa 10 days on public accounts (Scopa) to explain what he meant in his remarks. This is also an opportunity for the president to verify if the leaked audio is authentic.
The specific campaign that Ramaphosa reportedly refers to is his 2017 run for president of South Africa. Ramaphosa mentions in the recording that he would go to extremes to avoid the public knowing the truth about his campaign donations.
Source: Briefly News