National 24.8.2016 02:15 pm

KZN woman lured with promise of job, raped

PHOTO: AFP.

PHOTO: AFP.

The suspect apparently told the victim he would go with her to meet the ’employer’.

In a desperate plea to get a job, many women fall victim to promises from unknown and dangerous people who promise employment.

This after a Shaka’s Head woman in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) was raped for an hour on Townsend Road last Friday when she accompanied a man who promised her a job in Ballito, North Coast Courier reported.

If the person promising you a job suggests a shortcut, don’t go with him

“He apparently told her that he would go with her to meet the ‘so-called employer’ in Ballito and, convincing her of a shortcut, raped her in a bushy pathway ,” said Umhlali SAPS spokesperson, Vinny Pillay.

Lieutenant-Colonel Shooz Magudulela said although he knew many are truly desperate for jobs, women must be careful and trust their gut instincts.

If a person or place feels unsafe, get out of the situation.

“If someone tells you about a job, take a friend with you so that you have a fighting chance,” said Magudulela.

“If the person promising you a job suggests a shortcut, don’t go with him. Stay in a busy main road.

“If you feel threatened then scream, and try to stop a car and, ask the driver to phone the police,” he added.

“Before you go to a job interview, phone the employer to make sure the job is real, get the address yourself, and take a friend.”

– Caxton News Service

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