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Two men in court for allegedly raping an e-hailing cab driver


Two have appeared for rape.

  • Lloyd King and Thandubuhle Mdleleni stand accused of raping a bolt driver.
  • She had ferried the 2 to their vacation spot in East London’s Cambridge suburb on 5 March.
  • They had been arrested on the identical day.

Two pals have appeared in the East London Magistrate’s Court on Thursday for allegedly raping a Bolt cab driver in March 2021.

The two, aged 20 and 29, allegedly compelled the feminine driver inside their flat and raped her after she had ferried them to their vacation spot. 

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The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) mentioned the 2 allegedly requested a Bolt cab in the early hours of 5 March.

A feminine driver responded and went to select them up in Cambridge – however, upon arrival, an argument ensued over the fee for the journey. 

NPA spokesperson Anelisa Ngcakani mentioned: 

The accused then allegedly threatened the Bolt driver and ordered her to go along with them inside their flat. It is alleged that King and Mdleleni raped her as soon as they had been contained in the flat.

She mentioned the 2 had been arrested on the identical day.

One accused was granted bail of R1 000 on 8 March, whereas the opposite deserted his bail software. 

They will seem in court once more on 29 July. 

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