A young woman was raped in Lephalale, Limpopo, on Wednesday as she was reportedly hitchhiking near the bridge on R33 (VaalWater Road).

The victim was hitch-hiking to Modimolle at around 12h00 when a man unknown to her joined her and pretended to be hitchhiking too.

He then allegedly grabbed her and started to hit her with stones before tying her up and raping her.

The alleged perpetrator immediately fled the scene after the committing the crime.

The victim told police that she suspects the perpetrator to be a Zimbabwean because of his dialect.

As a search for the suspect continues, police are appealing to anyone who may have information on the matter to report to the Lephalale Community Service Centre on: 079 8896247, crime stop on: 0860010111, or to the nearest police station. – Report from Waterberg FM news.