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Court update: Medical doctor arrested for alleged rape of 17-year-old patient

The arrested suspect in this matter, Dr Dumisani David Chauke aged 52 years old have today appeared before the Nkowankowa Magistrate's Court on a charge of rape and he was remanded in custody until 17 October 2017 for a formal bail application and for further Police investigations.

It is alleged that on 09 October 2017 at about 16:00, a 17 year old girl went to the suspect's surgery in Nkoankoa Township for consultation. On arrival, she was called in the consultation room and the suspect started examining her and during that process, he raped her.

The matter was later reported to the Police who reacted swiftly and started with their preliminary investigations until the suspect was arrested.

Police Investigations are still continuing.

Source: South African Police Service

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