Tennis legend Bob Hewitt charged with rape

Organisations advocating against women and child abuse gathered outside the Boksburg Magistrate Court, with placards, early in the morning on August 16.

The court hearing was held at the Boksburg Magistrate court on August 16, as two of the three alleged offenses occurred within its jurisdiction.

According to Boksburg’s senior prosecutor, Henk Strydom, Hewitt has been charged with allegedly raping one girl under the age of 16 in 1981 in Sun City, and in1982 allegedly raping another girl under the age of 16 in Boksburg.

“Further chargers emanate from an alleged act of indecent assault commited in the year 1994 with a girl under the age of 18 in the Boksburg area,” he says.

“It has been proposed by the Director of Public Prosecutions Gauteng South that the matter be tried in the High Court, based on certain alleged acts having been committed outside the division of the South Gauteng jurisdiction.”

Strydom says that Hewitt failed to appear in court citing ill health.

“The case was postponed to October 4 for the accused and centralisation order from the National Director of Public Prosecutions,” says Strydom.

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