A Bolt driver has been accused of rape by a friend of the alleged victim and shared a picture of the driver on social media which turned out to be a false accusation.
A woman by the name Thina Sinyenyeko from Cape Town, according to her profile posted a picture of a guy named Vuka claiming that the Uber driver had raped her friend and she wanted justice to be served.
However, it turned out to be a baseless accusation within a matter of hours when the sister of the accused came with evidence of what had actually happened.
“4 days into the GBV Days of Activism it pains me that a post of my brother has since gone viral (earlier this afternoon) with claims that he’s raped a client that requested a ride through BOLT yesterday.”“I am writing this with hopes not just clarify his name but that of our family that has now also been dragged into the whole situation. Vuka DOES NOT have a Facebook account therefore as his sister have decided to write this on his behalf (with permission from him and as advised by the police).”“Considering all that has happened, the initial person who first posted this has deactivated their account (reason’s known by her) yet the damage has already been done.”“We are still in the process of liaising with the police and everyone involved in the situation.With all that being said and done, I do hope the chats between them (that happened prior to the post being shared) that I have attached will also go “viral” as his picture did.”Thank you
After these screenshots were posted on Facebook, the woman who had posted on Facebook with the accusation deactivated her account and wrote a private message to Vuka’s sister with an apology stating that she did not know that her friend lied to her.