No leads in police hunt for Pretoria’s three female rapists
Naledi Shange | 2017-05-30 17:11:35.0
On duty SAPS member. File photo.
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Police are yet to make any arrests after a Pretoria man was allegedly abducted and gang-raped by three women over a week ago.
“We still haven’t made any arrests and investigations are ongoing‚” said police spokesperson Captain Colette Weilbach.
The police were relying on tip-offs from the public or for any other victims to come forward.
In the meantime‚ they were still awaiting DNA results.
“DNA is part of any normal rape investigation‚” said Weilbach.
The victim‚ a 23-year-old man from Nellmapius‚ east of Pretoria‚ said his horror began when he took a taxi along Solomon Mahlangu Drive towards Pretoria CBD.
In the taxi was the driver and three young female passengers.
En route to town the taxi driver changed direction‚ Weilbach told TimesLIVE.
She said the young man was then ordered to come to the front. One of the women then allegedly injected him with an unknown substance and he passed out.
“He stated that he woke up in an unfamiliar room on a single bed. The female suspects then allegedly forced the man to drink an energy drink‚ before taking turns raping him numerous times a day‚” Weilbach added.
Two days later‚ he was dropped off in an open field in Benoni.
The man was very traumatised by his ordeal and received medical treatment‚ Weilbach said.
She appealed to anyone with information that can assist police in their investigation to contact the Tshwane Central Cluster FCS Unit at (012) 353 5301. Information can also be given to the SAPS anonymously by phoning 08600 10111 or by sending an SMS to 32211.