Gardener (67) arrested for rape

2016-03-30 06:00

PHUTHADITJHABA. Z A 67-year-old man from the Turffontein Location of the Makeneng Village in Qwaqwa was recently arrested after raping a minor at the toilet outside her parent’s home.

He was caught red-handed by an 11-year-old who broke the news to the parents.

According to Sgt Mmako Mophiring, the Phuthaditjhaba Family, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit arrested the suspect, who was the gardener at the home of the victim’s parents, on Monday, 21 March.

“The girl was at home when the suspect followed her to the outside toilet where he allegedly raped her. Another sibling was on her way to the toilet when she noticed the incident.

“She reported the incident to her parents and it was reported to the police,” he said.

The suspect will soon appear before the Tseseng Magistrate’s Court on a charge of rape.

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