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By unknown | Nov 14, 2006 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Masoka Dube

Masoka Dube

Three men who fell asleep after allegedly raping a woman were arrested by police, who found them snoring at the crime scene.

The 25-year-old woman was gang raped in Barberton, Mpumalanga, yesterday.

The police said the woman was with her boyfriend when three men broke into their home and threatened them with guns.

The boyfriend fled when the men fired two shots in the air.

They dragged the woman into nearby undergrowth, where they repeatedly raped her.

Police said the woman fled when her assailants fell asleep. The police were alerted by a patrolling security guard to whom the woman appealed for help.

Jabulile Ndubane, a police spokesman, said: "The suspects were arrested after the woman took the officers to the spot where she was raped.

"The suspects were found still snoring and two firearms were recovered."

The suspects will appear in the Barberton magistrates' court today.

l A 17-year-old girl was raped in Barberton last week by a man who promised her a job at a local factory.

He asked her to accompany him to the factory.

When they reached a quiet area he produced a knife and raped the woman.

"I urge women not to trust strangers who promise them jobs," said Ndubane.

"They might be putting their life in danger."


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