Keiskammahoek man arrested for raping wife


Keiskammahoek police have confirmed the arrest of a 65-year old man accused of raping his 52-year old wife, after she had refused his request for sex.

According to News24, spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said the woman was sleeping beside their 10-year old boy in the couple’s Mnyameni Village home, when the husband entered the room and demanded that she sleep with him.

“The wife refused to have sex with him as there is a misunderstanding between the two. It is not clear where the husband was coming from at that time,” Manatha said.

“The suspect then allegedly threatened to kill the victim as she did not want to consent to his sexual demands. The suspect eventually overpowered the victim and allegedly raped her”.

He was taken into custody on Wednesday after the woman reported the incident to the Centane Police Station.