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Willowvale man arrested for allegedly raping his mother

Jun 3, 2019
Willowvale man arrested for allegedly raping his mother

Willowvale - A 28-year-old Willowvale man is expected in court on Monday after he allegedly raped his mother over the weekend.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha, Willowvale police arrested the 28-year-old man for alleged rape of his mother aged 50.

"The suspect was arrested on Saturday."

He said that it is alleged that the victim was from a local tarven at Phaphasini Locality, Mboya Village, Willowvale, on Friday, at about 19h00.

"She was on her way home," he added.

"The victim felt some footsteps from behind. She continued walking until the person from behind grabbed her.

"She was dragged far from the road and the suspect accosted her. She was then raped by the suspect. The suspect took on his heels after the alleged rape."

However, Capt Manatha said that the victim identified the suspect as her own biological son.

"The suspect will appear before the Willowvale Magistrate’s Court on Monday, on a charge of rape."

Butterworth SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu, strongly condemned the alleged rape of the victim especially by the suspect, who was supposed to protect her as his mother.

He congratulated Willowvale Police for their swift and expeditious re actions in tracing and arresting the suspect.

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