SIX months after a Plettenberg Bay guesthouse owner was allegedly raped by two policemen in the Knysna town centre, the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) is still awaiting the results of crucial DNA testing before further action can be taken.
No arrests have been made or suspensions implemented although the suspects have apparently been identified.
ICD spokesman Moses Dlamini said yesterday the directorate’s investigation into the incident had long been completed. “We are waiting for the results on two DNA samples sent to the (police) forensic laboratory. We identified this as a priority case and accordingly asked the Director of Public Prosecutions to make the testing a priority.”
Dlamini said no link had been established with another case, in which a man was arrested after allegedly posing as a policeman in order to rape the complainant in an incident of domestic violence. The bogus policeman apparently drove the wife away from a house in a Knysna township and tried to rape her.
“Investigations into that case failed to link it to our case,” Dlamini said.
The guesthouse owner’s lawyer, Frans Fischer, said yesterday he was still waiting to hear from the ICD despite being told the case was “imminent”.