Man leaves 'pizza money' for alleged rape victim

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a student in Johannesburg and leaving her R70 to buy pizza.
A man has been arrested for allegedly raping a student in Johannesburg and leaving her R70 to buy pizza.
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A man who is said to have left R70 for a student he allegedly raped, telling her to go and buy pizza, has been nabbed, Johannesburg police said on Monday.

The incident happened on Sunday, said Captain Xoli Mbele.

The 18-year-old woman was at Waveland House in Marshalltown at 3pm when the suspect knocked on her door.

“[The] man came in, asked for her roommate and she replied that she was not around.  He locked the door and pushed the victim onto the bed. He raped her and closed her mouth, [instructing her] not to scream,” said Mbele.

“After he finished, he apologised. He left R70 on top of the table and told her to go and buy a pizza.”

The suspect, a 27-year-old man, was arrested nearby an hour later. 

He is due to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s  Court soon. 


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