“I told my older sister about what happened but she thought I was joking.”
It was only after a video appeared online that she took what he said seriously and encouraged him to go to the police. He said he feared going to the police because he thought they would not take him seriously.
“When I told them what happened they were shocked. The three women were arrested the same day I reported the matter.”
The alleged r@'pists were people he knew and grew up with in the area, he said.
“I’m very angry,” he said of the assault. One of the families of the alleged r@'pists went to the man’s home to try to make amends, he said.
“My brothers and sisters were not having any of it,” he said. He was looking forward to the trial and wanted the women to be severely punished. “People like that should not be part of society.” What made it more difficult to move on was that the video was on social media and people had come to ask him what happened.
“It is something I never thought would happen to me. There is not much I can do but try to move on.”
Police spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane, confirmed the incident and said the women had appeared in the Hluhluwe Magistrate’s Court last Thursday and were expected to appear again on Tuesday for a bail application. He said they were being held in custody.
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