Girl allegedly raped by taxi boss father testifies in camera

2017-01-24 21:19
High court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

High court. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - A young woman allegedly raped by her taxi boss father testified in the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge on Tuesday.

The 43-year-old Tembisa man allegedly raped the girl, her sister, and her cousin between 2007 and 2013. He allegedly often did so at gunpoint. The girls were aged between 12 and 17 at the time.

She gave her testimony in camera to protect her identity. She, her sister and mother are being kept in witness protection to ensure their safety during the trial.

The man is also accused of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm for allegedly beating up the younger of his two daughters when she fell pregnant, resulting in her miscarrying.

According to Women and Men Against Child Abuse, the man buried the foetus as his daughter watched.

The younger girl’s boyfriend testified on Tuesday. The alleged rapist’s lawyer was expected to cross-examine the boyfriend on Wednesday.

The accused man was expected to give his version of events on Wednesday.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime  |  child abuse

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Partner Content
How data is changing investments

Technological disruption is rife in many spheres of business and given the quantity of data available, it’s no surprise that the way in which asset managers work is also changing fast.

Behind the sparkle

Alluring, beautiful and timeless - diamonds are some of the most sought after gems in the world and are a true testament of everlasting brilliance. Let us take you behind the sparkle to show you the history behind this coveted jewel.


Fascinating facts about dogs

Think you know a lot about dogs? How many of these facts do you know?



Out with the old dog, in with the new
Play with your pet when you're not at home
How to get rid of fleas
12 Cool cat facts
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.