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32-year-old Nkunzimbini man arrested for raping 99-year-old relative

Feb 18, 2019
32-year-old Nkunzimbini man arrested for raping 99-year-old relative

Eastern Cape SAPS Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga, has condemned attacks on women and children following the alleged rape of a 99-year-old woman by her 32-year-old relative at Nkunzimbini Locality, near Lusikisiki.

It is alleged that on Friday, the 99-year-old woman was alone at her homestead and asleep at Nkunzimbini Locality when she heard someone pushing the door.

"A relative came in , he asked her why she talked about him in the village," said police spokesperson, Captain Mali Govender.

"Before she replied, he strangled her and proceeded to switch off the lights .

"A short while later, he returned, raped her and fled the scene of this horrible deed."

Capt Govender said that the traumatised woman, then sought the assistance of neighbours and reported the incident.

Suspected rapist expected in court on Monday

"The matter was then reported to the headman, who mobilized other community members to hunt for the suspect," she described.

"On Saturday, the community found him and they handed him over to the police.

"A case of rape was opened."

Capt Govender said that the suspect is currently in custody.

He will appear before the local magistrate's court on Monday.

"Priority must be given to investigations where the victims are women children and the elderly," said Lt Gen Ntshinga.

"The investigating officer must ensure that every endeavour is made to oppose the bail of this suspect as he will intimidate witnesses."

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