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WC police launch hunt for suspect in rape, attempted murder case

A 43-year-old woman was rescued by a truck driver after she was lured to where she was raped repeatedly by a suspect who also tried to strangle her.

Western Cape police have released identikit of wanted suspect sought in connection with rape, attempted murder & theft. Picture: Twitter

CAPE TOWN – Southern Cape police have launched a manhunt for a suspect who repeatedly raped a woman before making off with her car.

On Tuesday last week, a 43-year-old woman approached the suspect at a petrol station near George looking to buy drugs.

The man then lured her to a nearby farm, where he raped her and tried to strangle her.

The police's Malcolm Potjies says the suspect stole her car, leaving the woman for dead.

“She was fortunate to escape the ordeal when a truck driver found her alongside the road and alerted the police. She was taken to hospital for medical treatment.”

This weekend police issued an identikit, asking anyone with information to contact them.