DNA clears man of raping woman, 94

2012-10-16 10:46

Durban - Charges against a man accused of raping a 94-year-old-woman were withdrawn in the New Hanover Magistrate's Court, the Witness reported on Tuesday.

The woman was attacked and raped in her home at kwaSwayimane, near the town of Wartburg in KwaZulu-Natal on July 21.

DNA test results showed that Ntuthuko Ndlela, 28, was not the assailant but he was still facing a robbery charge relating to another incident.

The State's case was based mainly on Ndlela who was identified by the woman's grandchild who witnessed the rape.

Ndlela denied he was responsible for the rape of the woman during his bail application in August.

  • sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-10-16 10:56

    With the SAPS's dysfunctional FORENSIC DIVISION,who is meant to believe any result that they come up with? Another poor investigation by the 'boys in blue' that's just gonna add more trauma to the victim.

  • annemariebotha.lanigan - 2012-10-16 11:00

    Hmmm once again a great journalism attemp by news 24. Somehow the woman aged 3 years from the headline to the story???????

      lili.radloff - 2012-10-16 11:29

      Uhm Annemarie? The woman who is now 94 was raped 3 years ago when she was 91. It's really not that hard to understand.

      annemariebotha.lanigan - 2012-10-16 12:38

      Um, Lili if that is the case, why have News24 changed the Headline which originally read 91 to 94??? its not that hard to understand

      annemariebotha.lanigan - 2012-10-16 12:39

      Oh and btw it happened in July this year

  • lonhle - 2012-10-16 11:10

    So someone out there, held down a 91 year old and forced himself on her? This is just heartbreaking.

      cathy.g.ingram - 2012-10-16 11:34

      And then he calls himself a man...........

  • sanchez.sancho.7 - 2012-10-16 11:11

    im lost , did the 94 year old granny have sex with another dude before this accused came to rob ? did another guy come after the robbery and rape her? meaning two crimes in one night?

      patson.nedzamba - 2012-10-16 11:25

      That should be a coincident of the century

      heiku.staude - 2012-10-16 11:28

      Maybe she's actually 49. Dyslexia and all that.

      junebugg.kinte - 2012-10-16 11:56

      When I watched this on 3rd degree, this 28 year old man robbed another woman earlier that day. I think that's where the robbery charges come in

      Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-10-16 12:07

      My frnd read the story well,the robbery which he is accused not linked to this incident of rape

      junebugg.kinte - 2012-10-16 12:19

      "DNA test results showed that Ntuthuko Ndlela, 28, was not the assailant but he was still facing a robbery charge relating to another incident." Keyword being "Another"

  • rachael.vs.1 - 2012-10-16 12:00

    Anyway, what does the pic of the DNA tell us?

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-10-16 12:10

      Blue figures with white tows and white hands swimming. Some is double jointed. lol!

  • Eric Mdudus Shaku - 2012-10-16 12:02

    Eish i feel sorry for the victim being raped,examined by young man or woman also the person who examine the 92yr old woman,its true when they 50percent of people in prisons are innocent are just being framed.

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