Suspect in Court After Rape of 70-Year-Old Woman


A 50-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 30 June on charges of rape following the rape of a 70-year-old woman.

According to reports, the woman was raped at the Siyahlala informal settlement in Nyanga on Saturday. 

Preliminary reports suggest the suspect was in the home of the victim and her husband when the suspect sent him to run an errand. When her husband left the house, the suspect raped the 70-year-old woman.

The suspect was hospitalised after community members attacked him when the victim alerted them to the rape.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said: “The suspect who was allegedly beaten by community members was arrested and taken to hospital for treatment. Once the suspect is charged, he will appear in the Wynberg Magistrates Court.”