Cops seek ‘person of interest’ in NMMU rape case

Police are looking for this person of interest in connection with the rape of two NMMU students
Police are looking for this person of interest in connection with the rape of two NMMU students

Police have issued a picture of a person of interest in the abduction and rape of two Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University students this week.

The students, aged 19 and 20, are Limpopo and are staying at the oncampus residence while studying in Port Elizabeth.

Police spokeswoman Colonel Priscilla Naidu said detectives from the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit had taken over the investigation.

She said detectives were asking for assistance in locating the man, who they believed could assist with the case.

Police said the two women had got into a taxi outside the south campus and asked to be dropped off at a friend’s home in Norwich Street, Central, at 6pm on Wednesday.

Naidu said the women had been held at gunpoint by the taxi driver and taken to the New Brighton or Kwazakhele area, where they were raped and then held hostage in a house.

At 6am on Thursday, the women were released and they managed to go to the police station.

Both were taken to Dora Nginza Hospital for treatment.

No arrests have been made.

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