Security officers of the Reaction Unit in South Africa said it received a distress call on Monday, March 1 that a woman was found in pain on the northbound lane near Sibaya Casino.
The security officers upon arrival at the scene discovered the 25-year-old lady abandoned on the roadside by a taxi driver and his conductor after raping her.
Narrating her ordeal, the lady claimed she is HIV positive but was afraid to tell the men who assaulted her as they could kill her in the process. Naija News understands that the passenger was assaulted at gunpoint by the suspects in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa yesterday.
Confirming the incident, Rusa spokesperson Prem Balram said they were called by a passing motorist just after 3 pm just after the taxi driver and his conductor had zoomed off, leaving the victim on the ground.
“Reaction officers and medics were dispatched to the scene. On arrival, they located the hysterical female seated in the emergency lane. She told a female reaction officer she operates a stall in Durban‚” he said.
The security personnel disclosed that the victim had boarded a taxi to visit her boyfriend.
He said: “As they left Durban she asked the two why there were no other passengers in the minibus‚”
“The conductor put a cloth over her face and instructed her to be silent.
“She was driven to a cane field where both men took turns raping her at gunpoint. They then drove off and left her in the field‚” Balram noted.
On his part, Police spokesperson Capt Nqobile Gwala said a case of rape was opened at Verulam police station.
“It is alleged by the complainant that [on Monday] at 2.30pm she stopped a taxi near the Moses Mabhida Stadium as she was going to KwaDukuza. While the taxi was on the N2 Sibaya turn off‚ the conductor covered her mouth while [the driver] pointed a firearm at her. The victim was then raped by the suspects before they left her on the side of the road‚” she said.
Meanwhile, one Godiya Ishaku in Bauchi State has reportedly injured and raped an 18-year-old girl, Naija News reports.