A Khayelitsha woman is glad to be alive after enduring a 10 hour rape ordeal at the hand of a taxi driver who has since been arrested.
The 26-year-old woman from Khayelitsha said on Monday just after 7am she took a taxi to work in Stellenbosch as usual.
“He picked me up near my home when I was on my way to work. I was alone in the taxi with him, but I was not worried as I always took a taxi so early,” she told the Daily Voice.
She said the driver was en route to Stellenbosch, but then took an unfamiliar turn-off. He stopped the van and told her he wanted to pee.
“But then he got into the back of the van and he took my phone and broke it. I don’t know him and this man was calm, but I saw evil when he spoke to me.
“He touched me in my private places and forced himself inside of me. He beat me and I prayed God would not let me die this way.”
She said he raped her “many times” over the next 10 hours and only stopped when his erection failed.
“God saved me when the man could not get hard anymore and he threw me out of the taxi.”
The woman was immediately discovered by TSU security who alerted the police and the he driver was nabbed in Khayelitsha after he was stuck in peak hour traffic.