Driver arrested

Police have arrested a 27-year-old foreign national for attempted murder, following the brutal attack of two girls in Okavango Road last week. 

Provincial police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said: “The man was arrested in Wallacedene, Kraaifontein, at 10pm on Saturday February 9 by detectives of Kraaifontein SAPS.” 

The suspect was arrested in connection with an incident in which two 20-year-old women were attacked and stabbed several times by a Taxify driver on Wednesday February 6 at about 3am in Okavango Road. 

Captain Van Wyk said both women had been hospitalised, but were discharged over the weekend and were recovering at home.

Reports of the incident went viral last week after Lance Kruger, the father of the one of the victims, called in to CapeTalk radio station to voice his anger at the incident. 

The father reported that the two girls had used the Taxify service on the night and had been heading from the CBD to Uitzicht in Brackenfell. 

An argument started when the girls said they did not have cash on them for the ride, but promised to pay the driver once they reached their destination. 

Mr Kruger said: “He stabbed them five times each, stole their handbags, cellphones and left them for dead.”

Fortunately for the girls an ADT officer arrived on the scene and transported the girls to the nearby MediClinic Centre at CapeGate Mall. 
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