A 40-year-old man was arrested shortly thereafter on Monday night, and was due to appear in the Kwa Dakuza Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday.
Police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele said the 27-year-old woman was attacked, robbed, gagged with tape, and tied up with cables by a man who then fled in her vehicle.
“It is alleged that at 2.30pm on Monday, the victim was accompanying the suspect on a private viewing of houses in Ballito.
“The suspect allegedly came with the pretext that he was going to buy a property which was available in Ballito. He was later taken into an en-suite bathroom by the victim during the tour (of the property). He then allegedly grabbed her neck until she passed out. She woke up and called for help. Her Toyota Tazz was stolen.”