Taxi driver held for rape of passenger

2016-04-03 21:00


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Johannesburg - A taxi driver who allegedly raped one of his passengers inside his taxi earlier this year has been arrested after his victim spotted him drinking in a tavern at the weekend, Diepsloot police said.

The 26-year-old woman was allegedly raped in January after she had boarded the man's taxi along Old Pretoria road, Warrant Officer Daniel Mavimbela said.

After other occupants of the taxi had disembarked, the 35-year-old driver allegedly drove to a spot near the Lion Park Informal Settlement, which is near Lanseria, and raped the woman.

"After the incident, the woman escaped by throwing herself out of the taxi while it was in motion," Mavimbela said.

The woman spotted the man, almost three months later, in a tavern in Muldersdrift on Saturday night and alerted the police. The man was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He is due to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court soon on a rape charge.

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