Jogger raped at knifepoint two metres from passing traffic

Jogger raped at knifepoint two metres from passing traffic

Pietermaritzburg – The quiet community of Howick in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands is reeling after a jogger was hauled from the road and raped at knifepoint – just two metres from the Curry’s Post Road at the weekend.

The hunt is now on for the woman’s attacker, who had tackled her into a roadside ditch less than a kilometre from her home.

She watched helplessly as cars drove passed while she was raped. When he was done, he also took her watch, tracksuit and shoes.

South African Community Action Network head Brian Jones said that the woman, an acclaimed business leader, had been visiting her parents in Howick over the long weekend.

“She goes running every day and decided to go for a hill run up the Curry’s Post Road. She ran to the Tweedie turn-off and then turned back and when she was less than 500m from Main Road, she was rugby tackled into a ditch by a man,” he said…

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