Durban woman abducted, raped, hijacked

2012-11-01 09:21

Durban - A 25-year-old woman has been left traumatised after she was abducted in the Bluff area in Durban and subsequently raped and hijacked.

The Mercury reported that the woman was attacked at a petrol station in Durban on Tuesday morning by two gun-wielding men who accosted her at her car.

The woman’s father said his daughter had been traumatised by the incident and exact details of what had happened were not yet available.

She was found hours later in Isipingo and was taken to a local hospital.

Following her disappearance, messages with descriptions of her car and registration number were posted on Twitter.   

A police spokesperson confirmed that a case of rape and hijacking was being investigated.

  • warren.rodel - 2012-11-01 09:29

    Durban get keeps getting more and more Ferrel, I feel so sorry for her and her family.

      vandross.ntshegi - 2012-11-01 20:07

      Not to mention that KZN is still the highest in HIV\AIDS pondemic in South Africa

      SunblushStarfish - 2012-11-02 04:11

      Alexander - can you shut your FERRET trap. Warren, pay no attention to educated people like this moron. They may have the grammar and spelling but none of the manners. Money can buy you an education but not morals or a personality.

      maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-11-02 07:28

      Alexander Sudheim you are no better at the language...clearly, seemingly huh? its's either one or the other not both. disgracefellir oh sorry that was spelt incorrectly on purpose.

      lance.elliott.3914 - 2012-11-02 09:46

      Its not feral, ferrel or ferret...its F$%^#& up !

      joe.soapie.73 - 2012-11-02 11:08

      mapepaki : Just a titbit: excluding the fact that there is a comma missing, there is nothing wrong with "clearly seemingly." It should have read "Clearly, seemingly educated individuals..." Alexander: Angry much? It really doesn't hurt to be polite to people when they make mistakes. Commanding a superior grasp of a language doesn't make you special, it doesn't make you superior. Your response was neither warranted nor acceptable; drop the arrogance.

  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-11-01 09:31

    hectic stuff going on

  • michelle.marshall.3158652 - 2012-11-01 09:57

    i will vote for the party that brings back the death penalty - this is totally unacceptable and happening far to frequenty. Young lady i wish you all the love and strength you need to cope with this terrible thing!

      dougpf - 2012-11-01 10:12

      I'm with you, Michelle! We don't need them. And it costs a lot less than locking them up!

      Lucyfire - 2012-11-01 13:31

      Nope, sad thing is you won't. About 8 years ago there was a new polical party that was run by a lawyer and he promised to make that his first order of business to bring the death penalty back. They received a total of 300 votes. People are always whining about it but not willing to do anything about it.

      jackie.stone.501 - 2012-11-01 16:37

      Unfortunately there is no such party in SA

  • nico.leroux1 - 2012-11-01 10:04

    My country! The rape capital of the world!

      Iqhawe_eliqotho - 2012-11-01 11:22

      Such a profound and sad truth this is. Our women being amongst the world's most beautiful and educated(especially in Afrika), but still, completely disrespected and criminally violated by these animals who think women are simply food for their beast of lust. Now of all the little girls to learn of the worst sexual crime that can be committed against them the place it is most likely to happen to them on earth is my country, my South Afrika, my home? Woe.

  • dale.simmons.7921 - 2012-11-01 10:17

    I grew up on the Bluff and the suburb has always been one of the "safer" places in Durban. The criminal rampage is accelerating at such a rate that every one of us will be a victim of crime sooner than later. How is a underground bomb bunker in Nkandla going to save us?

      gail.rieck.9 - 2012-11-01 10:39

      Good question Teapot, old showerhead is poop scared of his own "people" - hence the bomb bunker!!!

  • maarten.slabbert.7 - 2012-11-01 10:21

    English are not youre first language, are it? It goes, hijacked, abducted and subsequintly raped. That said, another perfect reason to bring back the death penaulty. Agrevated rape, let the bastards swing.

      dg.raider.7 - 2012-11-01 12:08

      English ISN'T, your first language, IS it? It goes: hijacked, abducted and SUBSEQUENTLY raped. Also: aggravated :) That being said - I completely agree with the death penalty comment.

      joe.soapie.73 - 2012-11-02 11:12

      are? youre? are it? subsequintly? penaulty? agrevated? I hope you were deliberately trying to sound like that. Otherwise, face. Meet palm. Palm. Meet face.

      patsy.smith.125 - 2012-11-21 11:01

      By the family jewels, preferably, Maarten.

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  • diana.gill.18 - 2012-11-01 11:48

    Death penalty must be back.

  • andrew.mackie.90 - 2012-11-01 12:20

    A lawless country and the police minister does not thinks our cops are inefficient. Just need to follow the inquiry into the Marikana shootings to understand why this land is crime ridden. Had we a decent police force and a government able to create an environment for investment job opportunities would be more available. With more people employed the need to resort to crime would be greatly reduced, couple this to an efficient police force the need for criminal activity would lessen.

      patsy.smith.125 - 2012-11-21 11:17

      Andrew, also ENFORCE the law that prohibits speeches which incite the masses to violence... That would include punishing a few ANC members, male and female

  • carol.steenkamp.5 - 2012-11-01 13:46

    At petrol stations, you cannot have bullets flying around!! What a terrifying dangerous situation for the victim, knowing that nobody would really come to help.. Firstly, for fear of being shot. Secondly, for fear of being burnt to death by exploding petrol tanks, add to this the DISGUSTING INTENT and ACTIONS of the perpetrators heartfelt sympathy goes out to this poor woman.

  • Moi - 2012-11-01 13:53

    Why, why, why???? Is it not enough to point a gun at someones face and take their belongings?? Why does physical assault/rape/murder almost always accompany theft these days?

  • warren.mark.92 - 2012-11-01 14:02

    She was probably a woman of another race that they new in normal circumstances they can't get that's why they raped her

      zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-11-01 15:02

      I think you need to go to the toilet immediately...

      maureen.churchill.9 - 2012-11-02 07:42

      Warren, rape is rape no matter what race it is inflicted upon, it is traumatic for that person.

  • heather.stip.7 - 2012-11-01 14:23

    Condolences to this young lady and her family. I hope she recovers from this traumatic experience.

  • zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-11-01 15:09

    "A police spokesperson confirmed that a case of rape and hijacking was being investigated." Knowing SAPS this is the end of the case we will never hear about it again. One of the stats. Feel sorry for her parents.

  • malungisa.samuel - 2012-11-01 15:40

    Ja people still want zuma as long zuma is incharge the rate of rape will increase everyday next is you monthlanthe never do that but zuma did

      donald.perumal - 2012-11-02 11:39

      Rape has nothing to do with Zuma.Its education!Or the lack of it!

  • antony.warcom - 2012-11-01 16:26

    Crazy and this person thinks South Africa is paradise -

  • robert.doyle.712 - 2012-11-01 19:17

    Talk about Zooma if he read this he would probabaly be jealous of those Savages. This girls father should be kicked in the ass for not emigrating like I did almost 20 years ago. Anyone still living there needs their head read. I go to Caribbean 4 times a year. Durban is like Soweto with Palms trees..who needs that.

  • tebogo.maja.77 - 2012-11-01 21:58

    Bring back the Death penalty.

  • duncan.gill1 - 2012-11-01 23:45

    One day soon people will have had enough..then these criminals will get sorted out...what a wonderful legacy the cANCer has out of control crime rate..where is the new SA it does not even compare to the old was surely better regarding crime..and the cANCer does not even busy stealing tax money!!

  • fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-02 08:56

    What a useless government we have in this country that is unable to provide citizen security, amongst many of its failures!

      patsy.smith.125 - 2012-11-21 11:21

      Which means, Fidel, that they are ignoring our constitutional rights - and should be charged with going contrary to the constitution.

  • mikaelapace - 2012-11-02 11:05

    Our only way to avoid crime and recover from it is to stand together. Victim Support Network (VSN) is a non-profit initiative to do just that; to give you a voice to vent your frustrations and share your solutions to crime. We all know that there is political pressure to under-report crime; but we don't have to be victims of that either!! Who better to tell us what the current crime trends are than the latest victims of crime; and this is not just about getting those emotions out - we urge victims to tell us what they would have done differently to avoid what they endured. Please visit VSN with your stories and visit VSN regularly to stay on top of trends, to give us your solutions; your practical strategies and tools so that we make life intolerably difficult for criminals

  • donald.perumal - 2012-11-02 11:37

    Hi All The first thing is to stop this "showerhead nonsense" and criticising people about spelling.People need to express themselves! The garages want our business but are unable to install adequate security so support those that have the necessary security:this should apply to ALL businesses.It si time to march against sexual violence!This can't goon forever!

  • flynn.govender - 2012-11-02 14:14

    This woman was abducted from the petrol station - where was the petrol attendants, could they be involved in this hijacking. Why wasn't the police alerted, surely the police would have re-acted to this hijacking? I feel sorry for this woman, her life will never be the same again. I hope that these guys/rapists are brought to book asap

  • gemmaleigh.evans.3 - 2012-11-02 21:08

    My heart bleeds for this woman and what she's now going through. I'm so grateful to not have suffered the extent of trauma she is now experiencing, but so sad that anyone has to experience it all. I'm not a fan of our government, however, while everyone points fingers at the ANC they're forgetting about the actual perpetrators. So focused on how the men could/should be caught and forgetting that these men should not have committed these such crimes in the first place. What has happened to the basic moral fibre in our community? We are so blinded by insignificant issues that we completely neglect the real threats to the unified future we envision. The men who did this, they have a mother, a grandmother, sisters perhaps, aunts, daughters, wives, female do they live with themselves after violating a vulnerable and innocent young woman?! They're a disgrace to their families and society at large. I really hope this woman has all the love and support she needs...

  • patsy.smith.125 - 2012-11-21 11:29

    To ALL motorists out there.... I was advised to keep a weapon concealed in my boot, a weapon strong enough to smash out a tail light if and when hijacked... Then stick your hand through the hole left and keep waving frantically until someone sends help. Haven't had to try it out yet, fortunately.

  • allan.daniel.price - 2012-12-27 19:25

    SAD SA very sad

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