Two men in court for allegedly raping an e-hailing cab driver

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  • Lloyd King and Thandubuhle Mdleleni stand accused of raping a bolt driver.
  • She had ferried the two to their destination in East London's Cambridge suburb on 5 March.
  • They were arrested on the same day.

Two friends have appeared in the East London Magistrate's Court on Thursday for allegedly raping a Bolt cab driver in March 2021.

The two, aged 20 and 29, allegedly forced the female driver inside their flat and raped her after she had ferried them to their destination. 

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The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said the two allegedly requested a Bolt cab in the early hours of 5 March.

A female driver responded and went to pick them up in Cambridge - but, upon arrival, an argument ensued over the payment for the trip. 

NPA spokesperson Anelisa Ngcakani said: 

The accused then allegedly threatened the Bolt driver and ordered her to go with them inside their flat. It is alleged that King and Mdleleni raped her once they were inside the flat.

She said the two were arrested on the same day.

One accused was granted bail of R1 000 on 8 March, while the other abandoned his bail application. 

They will appear in court again on 29 July. 

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