A nurse in Limpopo hospital was arrested after allegedly being caught raping a mentally ill patient.

This happened at the Letaba Hospital in NkowaNkowa, near Tzaneen.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant John Pitso confirmed that the 30 year old nurse was caught raping the victim who seems not to know what he was doing.

Preliminary investigation shows that the nurse called the patient to come take his medicine, then she started raping him.

”Security should be tightened up to ensure such things does not happen again,” stated Pitso.

Limpopo department of health and social development spokesman, Joe Maila said they would follow correct processes to institute disciplinary action against the nurse.

He said that the fact management reported this would send a clear message to other health officials that we will not tolerate this kind of behaviour in our institutions.