A Johannesburg woman who was sexually assaulted in an apparent taxi related incident, has decided to take matters into her own hands, saying she has begun her own investigation into the matter.
The woman was picked up by a white minibus taxi with three male occupants on Oxford Road in northern Johannesburg last week.
One of the men held her at gun point and forced her to perform oral sex on him.
She opened a case at the Kempton Park police station but she says the case was sent to another station and the matter has not been attended to.
She says the police have failed her.
“I actually went to this place where I waited for the taxi, stopping at businesses with cameras, asking them if I am allowed to check [their footage] out. I got the footage but, unfortunately, the quality is not that good to zoom in for the number plates.”
The police's Lungelo Dlamini has, however, cautioned against victims of crime taking the law into their own hands as there are other avenues.
“If they are not satisfied with the services given out by the station commander, they can also escalate their complaints to the provincial office.”