Crime

23-year-old man arrested for raping 58-yr-old mother

A 23-year-old man has been arrested by the South African Police Service (SAPS) for allegedly raping his 58-year-old mother.

According to Police report, the suspect raped his mum at her home in Ekuthuleni locality, Elliot on 3rd July 2017 and after the dreadful act, he fled the area and couldn’t be traced.

It was on Monday (July 10) that members of the taxi association identified the suspect, arrested him and handed him to the SAPS.

Confirming the incident, the Cluster Commander, Colonel Gezani thanked the community noting that the incident has illustrated that strong partnership between local community members and the SAPS is of inestimable value to the fight against crime in South Africa.

Over the years, South Africa has witnessed high cases of rape. In Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, a 95-year-old woman was raped and strangled to death in her home this year, while in Hebron, Pretoria, three South Africans boys were arrested for gang-raping a dog.

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