CPF confirms Centurion Gautrain attack

The woman was stabbed in the left arm. PHOTO: Facebook

A woman has been brutally attacked on West Street near the Gautrain station , the Lyttelton CPF sector 1 confirmed that a woman was brutally attacked near the Centurion Gautrain station at the weekend.

This after social media was abuzz this week when graphic images of a woman’s stab wounds circulated.

CPF chairperson Hugo Erasmus said the woman was admitted into Unitas hospital on Saturday and discharged the following day.

“I am busy with her and we are in the process of opening a case with police,” he told Rekord on Tuesday.

According to reports, Joanne Atkin (53), a Midrand resident, had just gotten off the Gautrain at the Centurion station on Saturday when she decided to walk to Centurion Mall.

She said she came across a man in overalls on the street and thought he was a municipal worker.

“He grabbed my handbag, but I put up a fight. And then he said in Afrikaans that he was going to stab me if I don’t give him my phone.”

She said the man stabbed her several times in the left arm and hand with a large multi-purpose knife.

Images of her bloody wounds caused a stir on social media on Monday, with a caption stating that the attack happened inside the Gautrain station.

Gautrain spokesperson Kesagee Nayager said the crime did not happen inside the station.

Uncertainty continued when Lyttelton police spokesperson Warrant Officer Hero Gumbu could not verify the case.

Erasmus said the woman was recovering at her Midrand home.

Also read:

Gautrain responds to viral graphic images of woman’s attack

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Rorisang Kgosana
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