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Dutywa man expected in court for raping his elderly grandmother

Jan 2, 2019
Dutywa man expected in court for raping his elderly grandmother

Dutywa police arrested a 20-year-old man for the alleged rape of his 82-year-old granny on New Year's Day, at about 01:00, at Ngonyama Locality, Nouri Village, Dutywa.

"It is alleged that the victim saw the suspect coming through the window and she recognised him as the suspect is her grandson," said police spokesperson,  Capt Jackson Manatha.

"The suspect allegedly accosted the granny and raped her. The case was registered at Dutywa Police Station."

He said that the suspect was swiftly traced and arrested.

Dutywa man expected in court for raping his elderly grandmother

The suspect is due to appear before the Dutywa Magistrate's Court on Thursday on a charge of rape.

Butterworth Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu, condemned the alleged rape of an elderly person especially as the suspect is her grandson, who was supposed to protect his granny.

He praised the Dutywa police for their swift action in arresting the suspect.

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