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69-year-old Willowvale woman raped, 26-year-old man arrested

Feb 12, 2019
69-year-old Willowvale woman raped, 26-year-old man arrested

Willowvale police arrested a 26-year-old man for the alleged rape of a 69-year-old woman over the weekend.

"It is alleged that the victim was sleeping alone at her home, which is at Ncalukeni Locality, Qwaninga Village, Willowvale, on Saturday, at about 23:00," described police spokesperson, Capt Jacksson Manatha.

"She felt somebody pushing the door. She identified the man once he entered."

He said that the suspect "accosted the victim in a clandestine manner".

Man traced and arrested for raping Willowvale woman

"It is then alleged that the suspect raped the victim. He was traced and arrested," Captain Manatha said.

"The suspect will be charged on Tuesday for rape.

"He is due to appear before the Willowvale Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday."

Acting Butterworth SAPS Cluster Commander, Colonel Ncedo Ngwendze, condemned the rape and violence against women and children.

He congratulated Willowvale police for their swift reaction in tracing and arresting the alleged perpetrator.  

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