Taxi driver arrested for raping a minor

2011-06-08 10:44

A taxi driver was arrested for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl in Zola 3 in Soweto, Johannesburg police said today.

The girl boarded the 25-year-old man’s taxi on Monday to go to her mother, who lives in Dobsonville, Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said.

“Instead of taking her to Dobsonville, he drove around with her and later took her to a house in Zola 3.”

After he allegedly raped her, the girl went to her mother’s house and told her what happened.

The case was reported to police and the man was arrested yesterday at 8.20pm.

“The girl was taken to hospital for treatment and is now receiving counselling,” Makhubela said.

The taxi driver would appear in the Protea Magistrate’s Court tomorrow. 

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