KZN police search for kidnappers

2012-09-27 20:30

Durban - KwaZulu-Natal police were searching on Thursday for four men who kidnapped and repeatedly raped a woman for a fortnight.

Colonel Vincent Mdunge said no arrests had been made and the investigations were continuing.

A 22-year-old woman was rescued in Pinetown on Wednesday, after four armed man held her captive at an unknown location in KwaZulu-Natal.

Mdunge said the woman had left her Nkandla home, on September 12, to do some shopping in Eshowe. When she was done, she went to a taxi rank, where an unknown man directed her to a white taxi.

"In the taxi she found four male occupants. After a short while, the taxi left the rank; on their way, they picked up another woman," Mdunge said.

Deviating from its usual route, the taxi turned towards Empangeni and drove into sugar cane fields.

The taxi then drove off, leaving the two women, who were repeatedly raped by the four men for several hours.

"After being raped, the women were taken in a black Toyota Corolla to a house with no windows or ventilation, where they were raped again," Mdunge said.

One of the women tried to fight back, but she was shot and killed.

The rescued woman had told police that the four men took turns raping them, and also demanded a ransom from their families.

The woman was rescued by police on Wednesday, after her kidnappers took her to a bank in Pinetown, where she was supposed to withdraw the ransom money her family had deposited, Mdunge said.

  • squeegee.pilot - 2012-09-27 20:45

    Savages! Hope they run away from the police or draw weapons - no trial.

      milion.abraham.16 - 2012-09-27 20:52

      The police says the rapist not understand any sa language but they drive taxi from taxi rank in kzn something fishy

      Vince.York - 2012-09-27 22:29

      @leanardb1 - in a country where the levels of education have made a text message of 140 characters the equivalent of an essay, compared to the capacity of present journalists and police to manage to grunt more than a few guttural syllables, you can understand why these sorts of unacceptable anti-social national pastimes are seemingly 'supported' by the tribal leadership and government without any active constant condemnation. Just the playout of the political landscape amongst these racist entitled thieves as currently dominating every published article reinforces the near bottoming out the anc and zuma have tragically reduced the country and youth to. IT IS IN YOUR HANDS TO MAKE THE CHANGE HAPPEN EVEN QUICKER:- The DA produced its best results ever at the polls, scoring almost a million new voters to take its nationwide tally from 1,931,201 to just under 3,000,000, a growth of 50 per cent. This made it the only party in South Africa to have grown in all three of the most recent elections.

  • Irene Kambouris - 2012-09-27 20:49

    SA's national sport!!!!

  • siphom.mnguni - 2012-09-27 20:55

    We are living in a sick society and with the behaviour worst than that of animals. And if eventually they are caught the court would be told by their lawyers that they first offenders and that they are sorry and that thet have shown remorse. Or worst case scenario they would negotiate the anomalous plea bargain and sentenxed to a light imprisonment. Where is the country going to?

  • kumbulani - 2012-09-27 21:25

    The world is nw sick. We are delaying Jesus' return by not preaching the gospel unto all tongues and nations. For real the world is sick, the devil works night and day to bring these behaviours

  • hash.jadawat - 2012-09-27 21:38

    People its plain and simple.Bring back the DEATH PENALTY and see the crime decrease by more then 80 percent,if not more.Please God help us...

  • popeye.sailor.1884 - 2012-09-27 22:13

    Let's demand a referendum on the death penalty at the next general election !

  • tebogo.phetabosigo - 2012-09-27 22:36

    Can u blive these illegal foreigners do as they please in our mother land?according to the victim they speak in a different accent.they should live this country.we have enough problems to deal with.nowanda why zhenophobia sparked previously.I now understand

  • Godie Mushaninga - 2012-09-28 06:59

    everyone who rapes people in this country is foreign,if people speaks in accent u cant comprehend they are foreign(how shallow)-this country must hav been a heaven before foreingers thronged it, lol,

  • samuelk.mohlakoana - 2012-09-28 09:05

    Its so disgusting about hw foreign nationals do in our country, raping,drugs,stealing shipping to der homes. Who stoped xenophobia? I always read sad stories about foreigners to south africans. Some still pets,laptops etc. Xenophobia can solve this issue bcoz govnment give them papers.

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