Investigating officers in Delft, Cape Town, have ramped up their search for a male suspect linked to a rape incident that occurred back in February 2020.
Delft rapist is still on the loose
It has been a little over four months since a female whose identity has been concealed to protect her dignity, was sexually assaulted in the Cape Flats township.
According to Western Cape police spokesperson Mihlali Majikela, the woman took a taxi in Leiden, a community in Delft, as she would on any other occasion, thinking she was in the safe care of her designated driver.
However, her reality quickly turned into a horrifying nightmare when the driver went off his course and instead of taking the victim to where she wanted to go, “drove to an unknown house and told the victim to get out of the vehicle.”
“When the victim refused, the suspect pulled her out of the vehicle and took her inside a house where he proceeded to rape her. Thereafter, the suspect drove the victim to the taxi rank where he dropped her off,” Majikela noted in a statement.
Fortunately, on that horrific evening, the victim did not become a statistic. She reported the incident to Delft police and a case of rape was opened against the suspect.
This is what the suspect looks like
However, in four months, authorities have had no luck in tracking down the suspect, even with a neatly produced composite sketch.
This is the information that has been released about the suspect whose name, at this time, is still unknown:
Those who recognise this person can contact investigating officer Detective Sergeant Thandiwe Sodladla on 073 676 4936 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111.