Hammanskraal Police has urged women to be careful, following a recent incident where five women aged between 18 and 22 were allegedly raped and allegedly robbed of their possessions and clothes and left naked at Bosplaas west next to Tshwane (Appies) river at midnight.
According to Sergeant Herman Moremi who is from Temba SAPS Corporate Communications, it was alleged that the five women were from the tavern at Ramaphosa Village when an allegedly unknown vehicle with six men inside stopped near them and two men pointed them with firearms and instructed them to get inside the car.
Moremi continued to say that it was also alleged that the men drove with the women to Bosplaas bushes next to the Tshwane (Appies) river and four of the men allegedly raped them while two of the suspects were sitting in the car drinking. It is also alledged that the women were also robbed of their belongings including clothes and left naked.
“The women were later found by an unknown person next to the road who took them to the police station.
“The relief commander on duty arranged blankets from the cells to cover them and the Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual offense Unit (FCS) member on standby attended to the incident,” he said.
Moremi said the victims were taken to the hospital and a case docket for rape and robbery was registered. The suspects are still unknown and the vehicle used was not clearly identified.
“Temba Police are investigating a case of rape and robbery,” he said.
In other news, Hammanskraal SAPS also sent a stern warning to all the ladies in and around Hammanskraal to be careful when going shopping, especially around Hammanskraal station.
This, because of a recent syndicate which a random guy will come out of nowhere, acting like the lady’s boyfriend and start slapping her, asking the lady to give him his belongings back.
It is believed that when the random guy does all these, he would simultaneously be mugging the lady while she would still be confused of who he was and his intentions about her.
Ladies are encouraged to be vigilant of their sorroundings and to quickly alert the security guards or Herman Moremi of Hammanskraal SAPS on 079 694 6956.