The Delft cop accused of raping his 19-year-old brother’s girlfriend has a pending IPID inquiry which is being investigated by the Bellville FCS since June.
This was revealed yesterday at the Bellville Magistrates’ Court by a senior investigator for the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, Zameera Londt, when she was responding to questions on why the cop should not be granted bail.
Londt told the court: “Due to the seriousness of the matter and the scourge of gender-based violence facing the country, he must not get bail.”
She also revealed that Delft SAPS, from June to August, had reported 65 rape cases, and asked the court to send a strong message to perpetrators by denying the accused bail.
She said there is also a voice note she is investigating, where friends of Vusumzi ask the complainant not to give a statement to the police regarding the case.
“She is alone, as everyone who was at that party is friends with accused number one (Vusumzi),” said Londt.
“Also, accused number one had time to inform his commander about the matter but he did not until he handed himself over to the police.”
Constable Vusumzi Matheza’s co-accused Thebuwo Moletsani, a student at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, said in an affidavit that he did not rape her as he had asked the girl’s boyfriend to sleep next to her and he was given permission.
The case was postponed to Monday for finalisation of the bail application.