Grandson charged with granny's rape

2014-01-05 18:12


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Ermelo - A 34-year-old man accused of raping his 83-year-old grandmother is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

He was arrested on Christmas Day at Morgenzon near Ermelo, Mpumalanga, in connection with the rape, which occurred the previous day.

"On 24 December, the grandson, allegedly told his grandmother that he wanted to give her meat. When she told him she would get it from him the next morning, he allegedly broke down the door and committed the crime," said provincial police spokesperson Colonel Leonard Hlathi.

The accused was not asked to plead to rape when he appeared in the Ermelo magistrate's court and was was remanded in custody until 7 January.

He will not appear in Ermelo on Tuesday, but in the Morgenzon periodical court. He is expected to apply for bail.
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