A 24-year-old lady was sexually abused by border official while trying to cross to South Africa alone at night.
The victim said she was asked to park her car and follow the officials to the bathroom just near the border gate. She said she was told not to worry. “They told me they want to welcome me to the country and get me ready for the jungle(South Africa).”
“They told me they want to welcome me to the country and get me ready for the jungle(South Africa).”
The girl said she was given a drink which she refuse. “They forced me to drink a drink that felt like vodka and striped me and I was repeatedly raped by different man, I got drowsy and eventually passed out, I woke up in my car at around 5 am and the officers who were there said I am lucky not to be deported or arrested for drunk driving when I tried to tell them what actually happened they laughed at me”
The lady left the border post in shame and eventually tried to report the rape when she got to Louis Trichardt. She was taken to the clinic and they confirmed the rape.
The officials confirmed the incident and a joint investigation is being conducted to find the suspects.