Gran, 82, traumatised after rape

2012-08-01 13:03
(Wener Beukes, SAPA)

(Wener Beukes, SAPA)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban - The son of an 82-year-old woman who was raped at Mambedwini in Swayimane in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday says his mother is still traumatised.

“At times she gets overcome by grief and just breaks down and cries,” he said on Tuesday.

The woman became the second elderly rape victim in the same area in less than a week. A 92-year-old was raped on July 23, allegedly by a beneficiary of President Jacob Zuma’s special remissions programme. The 30-year-old suspect appeared in court on Thursday last week.

The son said he was lying on his bed listening to the soccer match between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates when he heard a loud bang on his door. His wife was asleep.

Screaming

“It was my mother … She was screaming, ‘They’ve hurt me’.

“She was no longer wearing her head scarf. I opened the door and she rushed in and just fell on the floor crying.”

His house is about two minutes’ walk from his mother’s. She told her daughter-in-law she had been raped.

Not knowing what to do, he said he went outside, hoping to catch the rapist.

He asked his area councillor to call the police, and his mother was taken to hospital. On Monday she received counselling. The son said he was heartbroken.

“My father died over 35 years ago and my mother has never been with a man in all these years. Then a youngster comes and violates her.”

He said his mother had not stepped into her house since the incident and had told his wife that she would never again use the blankets she was raped on. He said he hoped justice would prevail and that the perpetrator was taken out of society “for good”.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Joey Jeevan said no arrests have been made.

Police appeal to anyone with information to contact Detective Captain Themba Malinga: 033 3879519 or 079 5001330.
 
Read more on:    pietermaritzburg
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
21 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

40% off top appliances!

Save 40% on the top 10 appliances on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

Save 20% on Camping gear!

Buy 4 camping items and save 20%. While stocks last. Shop now!

Fifty Shades of Grey!

This great read will captivate you from cover to cover and leave you itching for more. Get your copy now!

20% off braai items!

Save 20% when you buy 2 braai items. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off Pampers!

Save 30% when you buy 3 or more selected pampers products. While stocks last. Shop now!

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You are on form and you may like an audience to share your ideas and concepts with. Drama and creativity flavour your...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.