Two men arrested for alleged rape, robbery in Durban

Two men arrested for alleged rape, robbery in Durban

Police have arrested two men for suspected rape and robbery after a woman was lured to Mount Moria, near KwaMashu, via social media and allegedly repeatedly raped and robbed of her belongings.

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Officers say a woman went to the area to meet her boyfriend that she had met on social media at the beginning of the month. 

Once she got there, she met the man who claimed he would take her to his home via a short cut. Police say as the two were walking through a sugarcane field another man wielding a knife emerged.

They say the woman's boyfriend then turned on her and both men robbed the victim of her cellphone and cash before allegedly taking turns raping her.

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Police spokesperson, Nqobile Gwala says the rape case was assigned to the Phoenix Family Violence, Child Protection & Sexual Offences Unit.

"Detectives from the Inanda and Phoenix FCS Unit, conducted an operation yesterday at Mount Moriah and KwaMashu and the operation resulted in the arrest of two suspects aged 25 and 36. 

"The suspects were charged for rape and robbery. The suspects will appear in the Phoenix Magistrates Court on Tuesday facing charges of rape and robbery."

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