South Africa: An eight months pregnant woman who on Thursday, 10 June went to a clinic for her monthly check-up was raped by the male nurse who was supposed to help her.
The 26-year-old from Olievenhoutbosch said the nurse allegedly asked her to undress so he could check how the baby was doing.
âI undressed and he put gel on my privates. He then massaged me while asking if I was enjoying what he was doing.
âI was shocked and confused. I told him I wasnât enjoying it. He said he couldnât hold himself. He then undressed.â
He then allegedly penetrated her.
âI am heavily pregnant and didnât have the strength to fight him. Someone knocked on the door while he was busy. He pulled out, took out the condom, and put it in a drawer next to the stretcher. I took it and put it in my pocket.â
She said when the nurse returned to the office he asked her to make him climax.
âI said no. I left the office and called my husband, who came with his colleague and they called the police.â
The woman said sheâs heartbroken and traumatized.
âThat man deserves to rot in jail for what he did to me,â she said.
The angry womanâs husband (40) said he also wanted the man to rot in jail.
His colleague said: âIt seems like he takes advantage of these women and his position to abuse them,â he said.
Captain Mavela Masondo said the nurse was arrested on Thursday and charged with rape.
âHe appeared in the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Friday, 11 June. The matter was postponed to the 14th,â he said.
City of Tshwane spokesman Lindela Mashigo said the city was aware of the alleged incident.
âThe city has informed his employer. The city and his employer will co-operate fully with and support law enforcement agencies as we view this matter in a very serious light,â he said.
He said internal investigations were underway.
âThe city will consider terminating the secondment of the alleged employee. The city doesnât tolerate any form of gender-based violence,â he said.
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