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Doctor Chauke appeals eight years rape conviction

Dr. Dumisani Chauke. Image supplied.

Dr. Dumisani Chauke (55) who was sentenced to eight (8) years’ imprisonment on November 3 for allegedly raping a 17- year-old girl in 2017 has been granted bail of R20 000 by the Nkowankowa Regional Court, after appealing the rape conviction.

“The Doctor whose surgery is based in Nkowankowa, raped the victim after she visited the surgery for a consultation. The victim was placed on the bed for medical examination when she suddenly experienced some pains. She then realized that the accused was raping her.

“The victim quickly rushed out of the consulting room and went straight home where she informed her mother about the ordeal.

“A case of rape was immediately opened and the initial Police investigations ensued. The accused was arrested shortly afterwards.

“The case was allocated to Detective Sergeant Helray Mmola from the Saps Tzaneen Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit who meticulously investigated the matter until she acquired this heavy jail term”, said Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.

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