Two women, two minors raped

Alexandra Police Station. Photo: Leseho Manala

The Alexandra Police Station is investigating the alleged rape of two sisters and two minors in three separate incidents.

According to police spokesperson Captain Stephen Malatji, the first incident on an 11-year-old girl occurred at an Ext 8 home on 18 August. It was committed by a known suspect who was arrested. A relative saw the victim in a picture with the suspect on someone’s phone. At first, the victim downplayed the picture but later admitted to having had sex with the suspect on other occasions. Her relatives approached the suspect who ran away but he was later arrested for statutory rape.

The other two victims were sisters who were allegedly raped by a taxi driver and his companion. They were rescued by a woman and her boyfriend from a shack in which they were locked up by the suspects in Ext 7. The two waved down a Toyota Avanza taxi in Balfour at midnight on 20 August after leaving their friend’s place and were on their way to Roodepoort. The driver charged them R200 which they paid. He then deviated from the road to a bushy area. The suspects closed the vehicle’s window. One of them forced himself between the victims while holding a gun and a knife. He undressed and ordered them to conduct oral sex with him. The driver ordered one of them to get out of the vehicle and on to the ground where he raped her without a condom at knifepoint. Afterwards, the suspects drove with them to the shack where they left them locked inside until police were called by the rescuers who responded to their screams. It wasn’t specified if any arrests were made.

The second victim of alleged statutory rape was a 15-year-old girl. The incident occurred at 5pm on 24 August at a suspect’s home in 1st Street, Wynberg. A complainant and relative to the girl, who lives in the same street as the suspect, questioned her when she came home the following morning. At first, she claimed to have slept at a friend’s place. After he slapped her, she changed her story and told him that she had spent the night with the suspect who was her boyfriend and that they had had sex on two previous occasions. It was not specified if the suspect was arrested.

Details: Alexandra Police Station 011 321 7600

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