Breaking story by John Harvey
MYSTERY surrounds the gang-rape of a woman by two men in Central, Port Elizabeth, tonight (Friday).
The attack took place in an alleyway behind the Pemads Little Theatre at the top of Military Road at about 8.30pm while Pemads’s current production, ‘Timeless’, was being staged.
Port Elizabeth police spokesman Warrant Officer Alwin Labans confirmed the attack but said the 19-year-old woman involved refused to divulge details of the rape when questioned at the Humewood Police Station.
“We can confirm that the rape took place by two men but the woman is now saying nothing. It is very difficult to charge anyone in such a situation,” Labans said.
Cast members and patrons had been told to stay inside the theatre as a result of the incident.