Eight suspects nabbed for Department Of Transport robbery and rape

Eight suspects nabbed for Department Of Transport robbery and rape
Eight suspects nabbed for Department Of Transport robbery and rape. Image source: Pixabay

Police have arrested eight suspects, hardly a day after they robbed equipment worth over R280 000 and raped three female security guards at the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport in the early hours of Monday, 27 November 2023.

The suspects allegedly gained entry inside the department’s Merebank premises, held the security hostage and helped themselves to valuables belonging to the State. In the process, the eight suspects, who were reportedly armed with firearms and knives, allegedly took turns in raping the three security guards. The matter was reported to the police and on Tuesday afternoon, 28 November 2023, the suspects were identified, cornered and taken in for questioning.

After the eight suspected robbers and rapists were positively identified during an identity parade, they were charged with business robbery and rape. The suspects, whose ages range between 19 and 39 years old, will appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 30 November 2023.

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