Mystery surrounds the motive behind the vicious attack on a Strandfontein woman who was allegedly kidnapped, beaten and urinated on.
Chat groups were buzzing on Monday afternoon as patrollers scrambled to trace the woman after an alert was issued that she had been hijacked and kidnapped.
According to a source, the woman had driven her red Toyota Tazz to a local pharmacy and on her way home she was stopped by an unknown group of men who hijacked her.
He says various crimefighters jumped in to trace the woman’s car which was later spotted in Grassy Park and police were alerted.
“She was very traumatised and had been beaten. It is unclear how many suspects there were or what the reason behind this was, but it appeared to be a personal attack,” says the source.
“The men took her to Schaapkraal where they urinated on her, forced her to drink some kind of detergent and wrote vulgar messages on her body.
“On her chest was written: ‘Ons sal jou in jou hol n***’.
“They also drew an arrow on her back pointing towards her anus.”
Police spokesperson, Colonel Andrè Traut, confirms the incident and says: “The circumstances surrounding a kidnapping of a 39-year-old female are being investigated.
“At around 4.20pm the victim was approached by unknown men in Witsand Road, Strandfontein and assaulted.
“She was later freed. No one has been arrested as yet.”
Community Police Forum (CPF) chairperson, Sandy Schuter, says she was called to the station to assist.
“She was very traumatised and Strandfontein police decided it was most important to get her to hospital first before taking the statement. She could hardly speak,” says Schuter.
“At this stage the matter is still under investigation, but we will be ready to support the victim with counselling and debriefing when she is ready.”