After being kidnapped and raped for four days by two men she claimed to be Nigerians, a South African woman has been left traumatized.
Last Monday, October 11, the 35-year-old mother of three from Gugulethu, Cape Town, received a call asking her to a job interview at Tyger Valley Mall. She was kidnapped and taken to a house where Nigerian men repeatedly raped her.
“A Xhosa woman called her and told her about the interview that was lined up for that morning,” her aunt said. She was ecstatic and believed she had made a breakthrough, so she inquired if she needed to bring any paperwork, to which they replied that she did not. She was scheduled for an interview for the position of receptionist.
The aunt says a woman in a white Toyota Corolla collected her niece and drove to a house in Tyger Valley.
“She said when she got to the house she was locked inside as the lady said she had to be somewhere else and would be back for the interview. But suddenly a man came through the door and told her to undress and raped her. On Tuesday another man joined in the sexual assault.”
Meanwhile, the victim’s worried mother went to the police on Tuesday to report her daughter missing.
“Later that day she received my niece’s picture with a caption: We have your daughter’s phone,” explains the aunt.
“They didn’t demand anything, that is when I decided to go on Facebook on Wednesday to report this. She was then dumped at the Hout Bay Harbour where she got help and the police took her. She is still very traumatised and finds it difficult to talk about the incident.”
SAPS’ Joseph Swartbooi, who confirmed the incident, said the case is under investigation by the Bellville Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit.
“Anyone with information is urged to share anonymously with Crime Stop on 08600 10111:” he added.