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Woman targeted by driver after ‘engraver’ appears in Cape Town court

An emailed taxi driver and an accomplice allegedly raped and robbed a female passenger on Friday.

According to police, the young woman requested a taxi from Boston.

Spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Malcolm Pojie reports: “Bellville SAPS registered cases of robbery with firearms and rape which occurred on Alexander Street, Bellville at around 9.25pm ​​on Friday.

“Preliminary information indicates that the 21-year-old victim called the vehicle to take her home from work. She was picked up by a foreign driver who instructed her to sit in the back of the hatchback vehicle.

Horrible: Two women were said to have been stabbed by the Bolt driver last week. Image: from Facebook

“While they were en route to their destination, a second foreign suspect allegedly emerged from the trunk, threatened them with a firearm and demanded their belongings.

“He stole her laptop, mobile phone, work scanner and headphones. The suspect then injured the victim and dropped him on the side of the road.

“They also tried to demand money from her family but to no avail. There have been no arrests so far.”

Emre Uygun of the Bellville Community Police Forum (CPF) called on the police to work around the clock to catch the perpetrators.

Uygun says: “In addition, we call on the MEC for Mobility to take stricter measures to ensure the safety of email passengers and drivers.

“We call for swift action to prevent such heinous crimes in the future.”

Pojie appealed for anyone with information about the incident to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111.

Meanwhile, earlier on Friday, the Bolt driver who was arrested for allegedly stabbing two young women in Table View appeared in court.

Benedict Chitungo maintained his innocence and surrendered to police on Wednesday following the May 4 incident.

He appeared in the Cape Town Magistrates Court on Friday and was charged with two counts of attempted murder.

The case was adjourned to May 17 for bail information and verification of his status in the country.

Police spokesman Captain FC van Wyk reportedly said a group of friends arranged for a Bolt driver to pick them up in Monte Vista and take them to Dunoon.

Van Wyk explained: “The driver wanted to drop them off at a petrol station near the entrance to Dunoon as he said it was unsafe for him to drive into Dunoon.

“When he asked for payment, the application (Bolt app) did not accept the payment and the driver was asked to take it to an ATM.

“Payment was made and when the victims demanded change, the driver drove to Table View SAPS. He was told to take the customers to the address they requested.

“The driver left the station with all the passengers but did not take them to Dunoon.

“There was an argument and when the passengers tried to get out, the driver allegedly stabbed two passengers, aged 21 and 20.”

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Daily Voice