A boyfriend was threatened with a brick and his partner was allegedly gang-raped repeatedly by three men at a building in Johannesburg.
This is according to Jeppe police spokesperson, Captain Richard Munyayi. All three suspects were later apprehended by the police at a crime scene with condoms splashed all over the room.
Munyayi said the incident, which involved a 23-year-old woman, took place at a building along Wolhunter Street in Jeppestown on 20 September in the wee hours of the morning.
The woman claimed that she was standing with her boyfriend at the corner of Main and Kruger streets in Jeppestown when the three men approached them.
“They then told the boyfriend to hand over his girlfriend to them if he didn’t want to get injured,” said Munyayi.
“One of the men, apparently known to the victim, was carrying a brick in his hand and he grabbed her and took her away while his accomplices followed. The men dragged the woman threatening to hurt her if she screamed until they reached the room where the rape incident took place.”
They first raped her while using a condom and later, again, without a condom, added Munyayi.
He claimed that when they finished they then blindfolded her and took her out of the building, put her in a taxi and told her the taxi will take her home.
“The taxi driver asked her what had happened to her and she told him that the men raped her and the driver told her to get out of his taxi because he can’t take her home.
“She then walked to the police station to report the matter and the police immediately took her to the crime scene,” said Munyayi.
It is understood that when the police arrived the victim pointed to the room where all three suspects were found sleeping and used condoms were thrown all over the room.
All three suspects, aged between 20 and 35 were arrested and taken to Jeppe Police Station facing charges of rape.
They will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court soon while police investigations continue.
It still not clear what happened to the boyfriend and Munyayi promised to investigate.
Details: Jeppe police 011 624 6042.
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