Gogo (91) raped in Vulindlela

2013-02-20 00:00

YET another elderly woman has been raped in KwaZulu-Natal.

The 91-year-old victim was repeatedly raped by a knife-wielding man in her home at Pietermaritzburg on Sunday.

Police are appealing for information that could lead to the arrest of the rape suspect.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Joey Jeevan said the elderly woman of kwaDindi in the Vulindlela area was about to go to bed in her one-room house at about 9 pm when she heard a knock on the door, and then another on the window. She ignored the knocking.

“A short while later she noticed an unknown knife-wielding man climb into her room, through the window.”

The man instructed her to lie down on her bed and cover her face with a blanket and then raped her several times until the early hours of Monday morning.

“It is further alleged that the man threatened her and demanded cash. She handed over R250 that she had under her pillow and he fled from the scene,” Jeevan said in a statement.

She said the woman was treated in hospital and discharged.

Anyone with information is urged to callthe investigating officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Selva Naick, of Plessislaer Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) at 033 398 9767 or 082 332 4825.

Callers who wish to remain anonymous should phone crime stop at 08600 10111.

Police said they were still investigating the circumstances. — WR.

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