SAPS spokesman, Lt. Col. Leonard Hlathi, told newsmen in Johannesburg on Tuesday that a teenager bit off a man’s tongue while she was being raped.
“The 17-year-old girl was held up by an armed man and his accomplice, and dragged into a bush on Monday. The man with the gun told his partner to get alcohol and some friends, to gang rape the girl.
“He then forcefully undressed her and began to rape her.
“In the process, the suspect tried to kiss the victim, but she bit off his tongue and ran to a nearby house for help,” he said.
He said the Police were alerted and they tracked down the man and arrested him.
“The man is being kept under police guard in hospital, and is expected to appear in court when discharged.”