Police colonel fired after child rape probe

A high-ranking police official from Uitenhage has been fired after the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) finalised its investigation into an allegation of rape of an eight-year-old girl.

IPID national spokesperson Ndileka Cola said the colonel, stationed at the Kamesh police station, was dismissed on January 5 after IPID filed its report with the SA Police Service...

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