Kwa-Mhlanga police may soon open a perjury charge against Bathabile Madisa, 35, of Mandela Village near Kwa-Mhlanga who tried to frame her boyfriend by laying a rape charge against him after she found him in bed with another woman on Monday last week.
On Friday, The New Age reported that Madisa accused the Kwa-Mhlanga police of torturing her with electric shocks to her thighs and also fondling her breasts and buttocks.
Police spokesperson Sgt Zimkhona Mahlangu said a common assault charge was under investigation emanating from the allegations against the police.
“A perjury charge may be laid against the woman after she was called in for interrogation after we read the newspaper article and she then confessed to us that she was not raped. She was just on a mission to frame her boyfriend because she found him with another girlfriend in his bedroom,” Mahlangu said.
Mahlangu said a lot of false rape cases were reported at their police station this year and three women were already arrested and charged with perjury when they wanted to withdraw charges and failed to give necessary reasons.
“We have now decided to charge people for reporting false rape cases because the behaviour of withdrawing such cases is continuing in the community. We do not just arrest them but we initially cross-examine them and take it from there,” Mahlangu said.