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