Johannesburg - Numerous law enforcement agencies on Thursday confirmed they were investigating the alleged rape of a woman by two men in Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) uniform.
This after reports emerged that a female motorist had allegedly been held at gunpoint and then raped by two men wearing JMPD uniforms on 14th Avenue near Northcliff.
According to metro police, the incident took place last week after the woman was pulled over while driving in Fairlands.
"She was then asked to produce her driver's licence and after doing so, was raped by both men at gunpoint," Metro police's Wayne Minnaar said.
"At this stage, we cannot confirm whether the suspects were indeed JMPD officers."
He confirmed an investigation was underway by JMPD, SAPS as well as the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid).
This was corroborated by Ipid national spokersperson Moses Dlamini, who said they were aware of the incident but have not yet began investigations as they have not yet interviewed the victim.
"We'll only be able to move forward with our investigation once we've interviewed her in order to get details around the alleged incident," he said.
Meanwhile, Minnaar urged women to travel in groups and to report any suspicious vehicles and crimes.
He also cautioned women to alert others when they felt endangered and to share their travel plans with family and friends.
"We also reiterate that JMPD only makes use of unmarked vehicles during special operations and that officially marked vehicles are used for normal patrol duties.
"Should residents be pulled over by anyone who appears not to be a JMPD official, they may drive to the nearest police station or petrol station where there are lights and cameras and contact the police."