Gogo allegedly raped in Snathing

2015-10-15 06:00
PHOTO: nompendulo ngubane

The alleged rapist’s house that was reportedly set alight by the victim’s son.

PHOTO: nompendulo ngubane The alleged rapist’s house that was reportedly set alight by the victim’s son.

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A 28-YEAR-OLD Snathing man appeared in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court for allegedly raping a 68-year-old gogo last Friday in Snathing.

According to neighbours, who spoke to Echo, the incident happened around 7pm last Friday. One neighbour, who asked not to be named, said the granny lives with her son. At the time of the incident the granny’s son was not at home.

“He [the accused] is a resident in the area and knows that the granny is mostly alone.

“Her son is not always at home and mostly only comes home when it is dark.

“At the time [of the rape] he was away and the granny was alone, which is when the accused broke in and [allegedly] raped the granny.

“We are still shocked, as the community of Snathing, about the incident,” said the neighbour.

The gogo was taken to Edendale hospital after the incident.

The son also appeared in court on Monday, facing a charge of alleged arson after apparently setting alight the allegedly rapist’s house when he heard what he had done.

Captain Musa Ntombela said the suspect fled the scene after the incident.

“When [the son] heard about the incident he went to look for the suspect, who allegedly raped his mother. He arrived­ at [the accused’s] house in Snathing, but [he] was not at home and [the son] allegedly set the house alight,” said Ntombela.

Plessislaer FCS members took over and searched for the accused, who was found hiding in the New Hanover area and arrested.

The alleged rapist will appear in court on 22 October

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