Teenager bites off rapist’s tongue
The 17-year-old girl was held up by an armed man and his accomplice, and dragged into bushes on Saturday, Lieutenant-Colonel Leonard Hlathi said.
The man with the gun told his partner to fetch alcohol and some friends to gang rape the girl. He then forcefully undressed her and began to rape her.
"In the process, the suspect tried to kiss the victim, but she bit off his tongue and ran to nearby houses for help," Hlathi said.
Police were alerted, tracked down the man and arrested him.
The suspect is being kept under police guard in hospital and is expected to appear in the Kabokweni Magistrate’s Court when he is discharged.