Another woman, this time a 36-year-old, was raped after being offered a lift by a stranger.
The incident happened on 5 August and comes just two days after a 29-year-old woman was raped after accepting a lift from a man in a red SUV.
Westonaria Police spokesperson, Warrant Officer Raymond Sebonyane said in the incident on 5 August, the victim was on her way to work, when she got a lift from the driver of a white VW Polo Vivo hatchback.
“He then drove towards the dumping site in Westonaria and when the victim tried to tell him that he was getting lost, he slapped her in the face.
He took the victim deeper into the bushes and started to rape her. When the suspect allegedly encountered some difficulties he threatened to kill the victim as he was armed with a firearm. He left the victim there and drove off.
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“The victim managed to get to the bus station in Libanon, Westonaria and a case docket of rape was opened at Westonaria Police Station. The suspect is still at large and the investigation is continuing. The victim was able to assist the police and the Carletonville Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit to compile an identity kit of the suspect.
“He has a coffee-coloured complexion, is fit and of average height. He was wearing a black track suit, white T-shirt, white socks and brown snake-skin sneakers. He has a bald head and can be between the ages of 34 and 40 years. The suspect was speaking Xhosa.”
The police are appealing to the community to come forward with information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrator. Anyone with information can contact the Westonaria Police on 011 278 5300 or the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111. Alternatively, contact the investigating officer, detective Sergeant Seepolle of the Carletonville FCS unit on 073 096 8815.
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