Doctor arrested for raping 17-year-old patient


A 52-year-old man has been arrested for raping a 17-year-old girl in Ritavi outside Tzaneen. 

According to a police statement, the suspect, who is a medical doctor, allegedly raped the teen when she visited the suspect's surgery for consultation. 

"On arrival, she was called in the consultation room and the suspect started examining her and during that process, the suspect then raped her. The matter was later reported to the Police who reacted swiftly and started with their preliminary investigations until the suspect was later arrested," the statement read.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Nkoankoa Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.