CCTV footage to shed light on Claremont assault

Sanet de Lange (18) was allegedly assaulted after getting into a metered taxi.

Sanet de Lange (18) was allegedly assaulted after getting into a metered taxi. Picture: Marius Alaska Strydom/ Facebook.

CAPE TOWN - CCTV footage could shed light on exactly what happened to a young Welgelegen woman who was allegedly assaulted after getting into a metered taxi.

Sanet de Lange (18) was out partying with her friends at Tiger Tiger in Claremont on Thursday when her night took a frightening turn.

Police officers found her lying on the ground, not far from where she was picked up, with a head injury.

De Lange's brother Marius Strydom took to social media to share his sister's story, and a picture of her blood stained face.

He said she was assaulted after getting into a metered taxi.

But it's unclear why her attackers turned on her.

When officers from the Rondebosch Police Station found the 18-year-old, she was unable to explain what happened.

They called an ambulance before paramedics took the disoriented woman to a nearby hospital.

Police said the young woman's family can open a case.

It's believed CCTV footage might assist investigators to establish who attacked her.