Woman gang-raped by four men

22 May 2019 | Crime

A 29-year-old woman has been gang-raped by four men in Wanaheda.

According to the police the incident happened in a riverbed between Luxury Hill and Soweto.

The four men allegedly overpowered the woman and took turns raping her. The victim is a resident of Hakahana. The police did not indicate exactly when the incident occurred.

A 20-year-old man was arrested at the scene, while the three other suspects fled before the police arrived, but they are known.

In a separate incident a suspect on Saturday allegedly threatened two women with a firearm and raped them in Wanaheda before fleeing the scene.

According to the police the incident occurred at the Goreangab informal settlement.

The two women are nieces and are 24 and 27 years old and the suspect is the ex-boyfriend of their friend. According to the police the suspect is only known as 'Oakley' and he is still on the run.

In another incident on Thursday, a 16-year-old girl was ambushed and raped in Otjomuise while she was on her way home

The suspect allegedly took her to his room, locked her inside and raped her. The suspect is only known 'Block Styn' and is still at large.

Meanwhile, on Friday three teenagers were arrested in connection with raping a 20-year-old woman at Onakandjangi village in the Omuntele area of the Oshikoto Region.

According to the police two of the suspects are aged 17 years old, while the third teen is 18.

One of the suspects is the main culprit, while the other two assisted him in dragging the victim into a shack where the incident took place.

In another incident a 14-year-old girl was repeatedly raped between 2016 and April 2019 at Onakandi village in the Iihongo area of the Oshikoto Region.

According to the police these rapes took place at a house and in a mahangu field. The victim is a grade 8 leaner at the Oshiyagaya Primary School. The suspect is well-known but has not yet been arrested.

Meanwhile, a 50-year-old man was stabbed to death on Sunday at Klein Aub by a 20-year-old suspect.

It is alleged the suspect stabbed Hendrik Klaaste with a knife in his head at Farm Middle Post after a fight broke out between them. Klaaste was rushed to a local clinic but succumbed to his injuries upon arrival. It is unknown at this stage why the two were fighting.





ELLANIE SMIT

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