A 23-year-old man hailed a communal taxi in eastern Pretoria (Gauteng Province, South Africa) on Friday, May 19. When he entered the taxi, which was traveling along Solomon Mahlangu Drive towards Pretoria CBD, there were three young female passengers inside the taxi.
The taxi changed direction and someone demanded he sit in the front seat. He was kidnapped and drugged, injected with an unknown substance and passed out.
Police spokesperson Captain Colette Weilbach says, “He stated that he woke up in an unfamiliar room on a single bed. The female suspects then allegedly forced the man to drink an energy drink‚ before taking turns raping him numerous times a day.”
On Sunday afternoon, semi-naked, he was dropped off in an open field in Benoni, a city on the East Rand in the South African province of Gauteng. He flagged down a passing car. He received medical treatment.
Rape and sexual violence are at critical levels in South Africa. It is estimated that more than half-a-million rapes are committed annually in the country, against both men and women.
Wellbach adds, “The South African Police Service (SAPS) take all sexual offenses seriously regardless of gender.
“The Tshwane Central Cluster FCS assures all victims of these types of crimes that they will carry out robust investigations to bring offenders to justice.”