The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) have arrested an alleged taxi rapist who was caught on camera raping one of his customers at the corner Von Weilligh and Wemmer Jubilee streets last week Wednesday July 10th.
According to South African media, at approximately 6pm on Wednesday, the 23-year-old victim boarded a taxi from Naturena to Bree Taxi Rank while they were passengers still in the vehicle.
“While driving he was offloading passengers until she was left alone,” police spokesperson Captain Mbele said in a statement on Sunday.
When the taxi approached Bree Taxi Rank, the victim asked to be offloaded. The driver sped off to a secluded area.
“The suspect dragged and undressed her. The suspect was captured by CCTV cameras while dragging a half-naked woman into a bush. The vehicle was dispatched immediately and the suspect was arrested after a detailed investigation with the help of the CCTV.” Captain Mbele said
The suspect who appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate Court on Friday July 12th, remains in custody.