A 23yr old South African man was recently kidnapped and gang-raped by three female assailants in a taxi. What started out as an ordinary commute took a traumatic turn when he hailed a communal taxi which had the women as passengers and got in.
In his words, he said. “Suddenly, the car changed direction and I was ordered to sit in front. I was then injected within something and I passed out.”
South African Police Service Captain Colette Weilbach said: ‘He stated that he woke up in an unfamiliar room on a single bed.
The female suspects then allegedly forced the man to drink an energy drink before taking turns raping him numerous times a day.”
The South African Police Service take all sexual offences seriously regardless of gender.
[We assure] all victims of these types of crimes that we will carry out robust investigations to bring offenders to justice.’
The victim managed to stop a passing car for help after he was dumped semi naked in a field. Rape and sexual violence against both men and women is prevalent in South Africa with an estimate of half a million cases annually.
Rees Mann, of the South African Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, said nearly 20 per cent of sexual violations reported were on men.
‘Male victims are much less likely than females to report sexual abuse because police don’t take it seriously.’