Limpopo govt official to appear in court

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A prominent Limpopo government official and his alleged victim are expected to appear before the Polokwane Magistrate’s court on charges of rape and extortion respectively on Monday morning.

The official allegedly raped a Botswana national who was part of the assistance staff at the COSAFA tournament.

Social media has been abuzz with the rape allegations against the senior government official, who cannot be named until he is formally charged in court, since Saturday.

Police say a counter charge of extortion has also been laid against the alleged victim.

It is alleged that she tried to extort an amount of R200 000 from the government official. The incident allegedly happened on Friday at a hotel.

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