Woman 'beaten, stripped' by taxi men
18 October 2013, 12:43
Johannesburg - A woman and her minibus taxi driver brother
allege they were assaulted by members of the Ivory Park Taxi Association, South Africa, after
her brother was accused of stabbing a neighbour, The Star reported on Friday.
Busisiwe Ngwenya said she was dragged out of her house,
beaten and stripped naked in full view of her neighbours on Saturday when she
questioned members of the association.
Ngwenya said three men arrived at their home and claimed to
be from the association after a stabbing complaint was reported to the
association instead of the police. Her brother was handcuffed in the back of a
car and when she asked questions, a man slapped her.
"They dragged me outside... One wanted to tear my
blouse off, but couldn't and they took off my trousers and panties, opened my
legs and started laughing," she said.
She said the men sped off with her brother and she opened a
case of assault.
Her brother was being treated for injuries at Tembisa
The association's spokesperson Moses Matlaila said an
association member was suspended after allegations that he was involved in the
attack, and that they would work with the police.
"It's so disturbing... for a man to undress a woman and
laugh at her. I'm very apologetic to the family... I'm sorry, so very
sorry," he told the newspaper.