A 29-year-old man Tanzanian national has been arrested for allegedly raping his ex-girlfriend and instructing three homeless men to rape her too.
He is alleged to have paid the men, believed to be nyaope smokers, R100 after they raped the woman. They have not been arrested yet.
Johannesburg police spokesperson Captain Xoli Mbele said the incident happened on the afternoon of 16 December, around 15:00.
He said the 37-year-old woman from the Eastern Cape was with her boyfriend of a few months at her flat when the man arrived.
“The victim was with her new boyfriend when the ex-boyfriend came into her room. He assaulted her with fists, broke her appliances and dragged her out of her room to his room. He continued to assault her with a wooden stick and locked her in his room.”
Mbele said the new boyfriend, who is believed to have been going out with the woman for a few months, fled during the melee. However, he did not call the police and tell them of the attack on his girlfriend, said Mbele.
According to Mbele, the woman’s ex-boyfriend then went outside and came back with three homeless men believed to be nyaope smokers.
He said the man threatened her with a knife and raped her.
Mbele said the man then gave the three homeless men condoms, threatened them with a knife, and told them to rape the woman – who is the mother of their two-year-old child.
“After they finished, he gave those three males R100 and they all left the victim inside. The victim was kept in his room until the early morning of the 17 December 2021.
Mbele said the man was arrested on Wednesday and was charged with kidnapping, rape, and assault with the intention to cause grievous bodily harm.
He was expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday.
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