92 year old granny raped
Apr 10 2013 1:23PM

Portia Seemise

A man, 29, has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 92 year old granny in Mmakau.

The suspect is expected to appear in the Ga-Rankuwa magistrate's court to face two charges of rape and one of attempted rape soon.

He was arrested on Tuesday at about 12:30 at home in Mmakau Village.

Police said they will oppose his bail and further requested Correctional Services to revoke his parole so he can attend his case from prison.

“The criminal broke a chain that locked the front door in gaining access to the granny's house before repeatedly raping her for 3 hours and fleeing the scene on foot, on Sunday,” police said.

North West police spokesperson, Brigadier Thulani Ngubane, said the grandmother's grandson described what the suspect was wearing to police who later went to the man's house and found the clothes that matched the grandson's description.

Ngubane said that the suspect was out on parole after he was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment for a rape committed in 2006. He was released on parole in 2010.

A warrant for his arrest was issued again in August 2012 but had not been executed as he had been on the run after he allegedly attempted to rape another woman in the same village.

The ordeal follows a similar one that occurred in Tabologang Extention4, Coligny whereby a 90 year old woman was also raped by an unknown suspect, who forced entry into an RDP house.

The incidents have irked the North West Provincial Commissioner, lieutenant general Zukiswa Mbombo, to called for action.

“Enough is enough, it is time we all stand up together and protect our most vulnerable groups, and it is only a failed nation that will miss the mark in protecting its senior citizens,” she said.

North West Premier Thandi Modise has reiterated the call for the suspect's parole to be revoked.



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