‘My rape terror on taxi seat’

17 Sep

A Mitchells Plain woman told a Cape Town court she was raped on the back seat of a taxi on De Waal Drive.

The woman, whose identity may not be revealed, was the second witness in the multiple rape and robbery trial of taxi guard Tony Myburgh and driver Peter Andrews.

The woman told the Cape Town Regional Court on Thursday that she took a taxi from Brackenfell to Bellville on June 14, 2007, after going for a job interview. She boarded the taxi at about 11am. Myburgh and Andrews were inside.

The woman told the court that Myburgh had told Andrews he wanted to go “somewhere” and instructed him to drive faster. Once in Durbanville they rerouted to Cape Town, the woman said.

“As we drove, (Myburgh) came to the seat behind the driver’s seat (where I was sitting) and took a gun out. He sat next to me and said I must keep quiet,” the woman said.

She said he took R20 from her handbag and gave it to Andrews for petrol.

The woman said Andrews then drove to the shooting range on De Waal Drive, and Myburgh forced her to undress at gunpoint. She said she was forced to lie on the back seat while Myburgh raped her for 20 minutes. She said Andrews took photos with his cellphone.

The two have been charged with 20 counts of rape, attempted rape and robbery involving nine women and one man.

The woman was to continue her testimony on Friday.

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Posted by on September 17, 2011 in Corruption


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