North West: SAPS Constable arrested for assaulting girlfriend

A police officer in the North West has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the province has said.

“The assurance comes after Constable Clayson Madupe (36) and working at Mogwase police station, was arrested on Thursday, 4 August 2022, at his residential place for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend,” SAPS North West spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone said in a statement on Sunday, 7 August 2022.

Madupe is expected to make an appearance at the Mogwase Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 8 August 2022.

NORTH WEST POLICE COMMISSIONER CONDEMNS GBV

In the wake of the police officer’s arrest, the North West Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Sello Kwena has condemned gender-based violence and assured the province that it won’t be tolerated, including amongst SAPS employees.

“At the time of the arrest, the member was on bail consequent to the arrest by the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) and appearance before the court in January 2022, for attempted murder, kidnapping and rape. That after he allegedly knocked down a woman with a car, then kidnapped and ultimately raped her at Welgevaal village near Mogwase. The accused is due to reappear in court on these cases on Tuesday, 6 September 2022. Moreover, departmental hearing against the member is ongoing”

SAPS North West spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone

Further reacting to the incident involving Madupe, Kwena described his alleged actions as unacceptable and unethical.

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