Police negligence suspected in teen rape case

Lotus River, 14 January 2015 - A Cape Town father is blaming police for an alleged rapist being on the run. He says since his teenage daughter was raped, he's been shunted from pillar to post - going to four different police stations. Video: eNCA

CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town father has been shunted from pillar to post before he could open a rape case involving his teenage daughter.

The family says the man is known to the community and if the police don't act, the community will.

It took several trips to four police stations and numerous phone calls over the next five days before a case was finally opened, and counselling provided.

The family says the suspect is a known Mitchell's Plain gangster who has moved from his home.

His whereabouts are still known to the police and community.

Police spokesman Andre Traut says the SAPS will only respond once a preliminary investigation into the matter has been conducted.

* eNCA reporter Bibi-Aisha Wadvalla has more on this story. Watch the video in the gallery above.

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