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Johannesburg - A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a 31-year-old woman in Waterfall East, North West police said on Monday.

The 31-year-old man was arrested on Sunday, Captain Pelonomi Makau said.

The man allegedly picked up the woman on Saturday at a filling station after promising her a job in Rustenburg.

They drove to the man's house and he allegedly raped her.

Makau said the woman managed to escape on Sunday and reported the matter to police.