Man in court for drugging, raping woman

Comment on this story
dec 6 rape kit INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS File image - A rape evidence kit. Photo: Andrew Ingram

A man appeared in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday in connection with the rape of a woman in Jabulani, Soweto, Gauteng police said.

Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said the matter was postponed to May 14 for further investigation.

“The 27-year-old woman said in court a second man was involved.”

Makhubela said the men apparently gave the woman drugs before raping her.

Patrolling police in Jabulani saw two people struggling in the veld around 3am on Saturday.

“At first it looked like two people were fighting, but upon closer inspection we realised it was a woman being raped,” Makhubela said.

He said it was clear that the woman had been drugged before the rape. She was taken to hospital for treatment.

Makhubela said police were searching for the second man. - Sapa

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines