Paramedic tells of horrific rape

2011-10-07 09:06

A paramedic has testified in court about how she was repeatedly raped by armed men who also forced an innocent man who was walking past to rape her and her colleague, The Star reported.

The paramedic told the South Gauteng High Court in graphic detail how she and her colleague were raped after being called out to a medical emergency in Durban Deep 19 months ago.

They were treating an 18-month-old burn victim in an ambulance when three men attacked them, dragged them into the veld and assaulted them, forced them to perform oral sex and raped them as well.

The paramedic said her husband was divorcing her as he couldn’t get over the fact that his wife had been raped.

She said she had been traumatised by the incident and was unable to do her job.

She also told the court how a man who was walking past the scene where they were being raped, was called over by the armed men who then assaulted him and told him to rape the paramedics.

The man only pretended to rape them, while their attackers laughed and joked around.

Beeld reported that the bystander also testified in court, confirming the paramedics’ account of events and saying he had been traumatised by the experience and never wanted to go through anything like that again.

Two men, Richard Tshifhiwa Luruli (29) and Michael Khorombi (30), have been charged on 15 counts of rape and a charge of compelled sexual assault.

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