A student at the University of Stellenbosch has allegedly been raped on the campus in the early hours of Saturday morning.
The attack on a female student took place in the parking lot between the Heemstede and Metanoia hostels.
The woman immediately reported the attack at her hostel and to student leaders.
The university said that a charge of rape had been laid and a suspect arrested.
“Students provided information that led to the arrest of a male suspect by the SAPS assisted by university security staff,” the university said in a statement.
The man is currently in custody and it is believed that he is not a student at the university.
The university expressed their outrage at the incident and sent their condolences to the victim, her friends, family and the student community.
“Rape is an appalling and despicable crime and being part of communities where rape incidences are a too-common experience is deeply disturbing.”