We witnessed an abduction on the R44 about 500 meters before the Somerset West shopping centre turn-off. A white car driving recklessly stopped alongside a young woman. A tall light skinned, light haired man jumped out of the car, grabbed her and dragged her into the back seat. When she tried to defend herself he punched and beat her violently. She tried to get out of the car but he forced her back, beating her and the driver sped away at break-neck speed. This took place at 12:50 am on New Years morning.