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Rape Accused ANC Councillor Denied Bail

According to North West NPA spokesperson Henry Mamothame, the state may add additional charges as the matter progresses to a higher court.

Tebogo Sepale, an ANC councillor, was denied bail after appearing before the Orkney Magistrates Court on Friday.

The 43-year-old politician is facing 11 provisional charges, including two counts of statutory rape, three counts of violating a child without consent, one count of manufacturing pornographic material, four counts of rape, and one count of sexual intimidation.

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According to North West NPA spokesperson Henry Mamothame, the state may add additional charges as the matter progresses to a higher court.

The charges against Sepale stem from a police report that indicated the Klerksdorp Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offenses (FCS) Unit was investigating a case of crimen injuria as well as two separate counts of statutory rape reported at the Kanana police station.

In one of the cases, it is alleged that the ANC Councillor shared nude pictures with the complainant.

In the second and separate case, involving the same suspect, two counts of statutory rape were laid by the parents of two boys aged 15 and 17 on Saturday, May 6, 2023.

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Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
Keitumetse Modise for SurgeZirc SA
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