Job seeker raped after promise of employment in Joburg

2015-12-13 12:48

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Johannesburg - An alleged rapist who promised a woman a job at a pharmacy before she was attacked has been arrested, Johannesburg Central police said on Sunday.

Spokesperson Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele said the 23-year-old man was arrested at a shop at the corner of Jeppe and Joubert Street on Friday afternoon after the victim saw him inside the store and phoned the police.

“It is alleged that the suspect raped a 19-year-old female student at a building at the corner of Marshall and Nugget streets on December 10. He promised the victim a job at Dischem Pharmacy,” he said.

The woman knew the man through a friend.

“The suspect took her to the building [where] he raped her and left her. A case of rape was opened on the same day.”

Mbele warned job seekers to be wary of this modus operandi.

“Don’t trust people who promise you work and [ask] to meet you in a secluded place,” he advised.

The suspect is expected in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court soon.

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