Police are investigating claims of sexual assault at an underground nightclub in Woodstock, Cape Town after allegations first surfaced in a social media post.
The alleged victim shared her story in an anonymous post on Instagram on 8 September.
She gave an account of how she was allegedly raped in an underground nightclub called City Club which was operating during curfew- between 10pm and 4am in contravention of Covid-19 government regulations.
While speaking on Cape Talk, Western Cape police spokesperson Novela Potelwa said a rape case had been opened at Woodstock Police Station and it is currently under investigation.
“Actually, it is not just one facility, Our members have been to two establishments in the area of Woodstock,” she said, adding that police are investigating these underground clubs and establishing if they are linked to one another.
Potelwa further indicated that at one of the clubs a manager was fined in terms of the Disaster Management Act regulations.
“He made an admission of guilt and alcohol was confiscated from the establishment.”
It is still not clear at this stage how the establishments were able to carry out their activities without the authorities being aware.