Joburg’s eyes in the sky rescue woman being raped in taxi rank

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Joburg’s eyes in the sky rescue woman being raped in taxi rank

The system is not perfect, the City of Johannesburg says, but it’s already starting to make a big difference

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A 23-year-old woman is dragged, half-naked, on a Johannesburg street as she tries to fight off her attacker.

But as hard as she fights, the man overpowers her and she is pulled into a bush at the corner of Von Weilligh and Wemmer Jubilee streets on Wednesday, July 10. He has every intention of raping her.

However, thanks to Johannesburg’s CCTV-camera system not only was the 31-year-old taxi driver stopped before he could complete the crime, but he was also arrested...

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