Woman dies after gang rape

2011-09-19 14:21

A woman has died after she was gang raped when she turned up for a job advertised on the Gumtree website.

The Cape Argus newspaper reported today that Roz van der Vyver (38) died in the intensive-care unit of Karl Bremer hospital in Cape Town yesterday afternoon.

Van der Vyver was a former operations manager at the Baxter Theatre.

“We are very saddened by the loss of a former colleague and under such a dreadful series of events,” Baxter Theatre spokesperson Fahiem Stellenboom told The Cape Argus.

Van der Vyver responded to an advertisement on the Gumtree website for a casual stocktaking job in the suburb of Observatory.

She had gone to the interview in a minibus full of passengers, apparently heading to the store for a night shift.

After arriving at the store, she was told that there were no vacancies available. She and others were offered tea, coffee and juice.

Van der Vyver allegedly woke up on a stretch of grass in Table View the next morning. She remembered being hit on the head after drinking the juice. She had apparently been gang raped.

Police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk said the case was under investigation.

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