Twins' kidnapping, rape nightmare after social media ad goes sour

2017-06-13 17:54
Hawks. (Theana Breugem, Media24, file)

Hawks. (Theana Breugem, Media24, file)

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

Video

WATCH: Kidnapping survivor shares incredible escape from moving car

2017-06-02 13:30

Bukelwa Moerane was on her way to catch a taxi to Diepkloof, Soweto, when an unknown man grabbed her and forced her into a car, threatening to kill her. Watch.WATCH

Johannesburg - A man and his twin sister in Free State thought they had found an opportunity of a lifetime on social media, but instead endured a horrific ordeal in which they were kidnapped, raped and assaulted.

In February the siblings, 19, saw an advert looking for people good in mathematics for a supposed medical school in Johannesburg, said Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi.

The "school owner" offered to arrange bus tickets from Kroonstad, as they could not afford to pay for themselves.

Once at Johannesburg Park Station, a black BMW X6 picked them up and took them to a house where they allegedly found around 24 other young men and women, said Hlathi.

"They were suddenly injected with an unknown chemical, raped and assaulted."

The last memory they had was them being removed from the house on Wednesday.

Hlathi said the man woke up in hospital and was told he had been found lying next to a road in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga.

"When contacted, their aunt reported that she received a call from the twin sister yesterday [Monday] telling her that she was on a flight to Lagos, Nigeria."

The Hawks and the police have launched a joint investigation.

Read more on:    johannesburg  |  crime  |  social networks

Join the conversation!

24.com 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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
Watch: Investing in the future through child development

An investment of R32-million into 11 early childhood development centres is changing the future for children in the Northern Cape.

Partner Content
What all investors should know about index investing

Index-linked investments are growing fast in popularity globally, and are growing in size and complexity too.

/News
 

8 great natural remedies for your pet

Tips and tricks to cure your pet’s itches and coughs, naturally.

 
 

Paws

Buying a puppy? Don’t get scammed!
WATCH: These funny animal videos will make you LOL!
11 animals before and after they were adopted from shelters
Competition pet grooming – creative or too extreme?
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

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 24.com network.

Settings

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.