Gran, 82, traumatised after rape

2012-08-01 13:03

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.


“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.

  • snoopy.snoopaloop - 2012-08-01 13:11

    Absolutely Horrific!

      oom.koos.7 - 2012-08-01 13:28

      Sick b@$ted, they should cut their b@11$ off and make them eat them..!!!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-08-01 13:16

    Sometimes one want to puke. Poor woman.

  • sekwati.robinson - 2012-08-01 13:18

    sies....this is getting out of hand....what happened to ''RESPECT YOUR ELDERS''.......society going to the dogs

  • faatima.khan.52 - 2012-08-01 13:25

    I feel sick with disgust !

  • bob.small.7547 - 2012-08-01 13:28

    Zuma said South African people should feel safe and are safe. He lied...! Sue the president of South Africa for liable after lying to the South African people. Only a animal would rape an elderly person. Zuma never mentioned that we had wild animals loose in our midst. Sue him for that as well...! Bunch of frigging retards…!

      carolyn.dewrance - 2012-08-01 14:02

      Fully agree with you, this is all Zuma's fault. He should never have said South Africa was safe, maybe for him it is, but lets wait and see what the future brings for him.

      tasmee.hylkema - 2012-08-01 15:26

      Agree with you on all points, however animals dont rape. Leave them out of this.

  • - 2012-08-01 13:31

    Sum people of these world need medicine, why would u do such a thing huh? Why? It is geting out of hand , Heal the world people, stand up and fight

  • CassandraXabata - 2012-08-01 13:37

    I suggest she builds a R200 000.00 wall around her house if she feels unsafe in future. Although why she would want to, I do not know. My president repeatedly told us we are safe. We don't even need the army the Western Cape. BTW: The Tooth Fairy visited last night. Great isn't it?

  • Gavin - 2012-08-01 13:47

    SA rapes its way into the hall of shame. death is what a rapist deserves, not a nice little prison cell where he will await for zuma to let him out early and he can rape again. stick a piece of dynamite in the number 2 hole, with a 5 second fuse, then toss out of an aeroplane.

  • corne.coetzee.92 - 2012-08-01 13:51

    Words fail me.........

  • carla.vittori3 - 2012-08-01 13:57

    Things like this almost make me lose hope in humanity entirely. I can't even begin to imagine what this poor woman is going through.

  • kevin.pitzer - 2012-08-01 14:00

    Mob justice needs to be done where they cut it off with a blunt ,dirty ,rusted knife.....

  • Bradley Froud - 2012-08-01 14:12

    Castrate the filthy vermin and let him bleed to death. I pray his sphyncter gets ripped to shreds behind bars! scum!

  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-08-01 14:22

    The President sits on the Chair of Authority, he should have the law of canning/floging these rapists in public. Yes, cut off their penis should set an example to all rapists and future rapists. Rape is a very serious crime and prison is not the only answer. Pray the the victims heal in time.

  • ndou.miranda - 2012-08-01 15:54

    Sho the world is coming to an end

  • popeye.sailor.1884 - 2012-08-01 16:09

    Pathetic continent with pathetic people!

  • lande.willemse - 2012-08-03 11:30

    Are you happy now Zuma?? YOU should take responsibility as YOU allowed these bastards back on the street!

  • charnelle.bester - 2012-09-10 20:13

    Children and old people! How very barbaric! What can this possibly prove?

  • popeye.sailor.1884 - 2012-09-21 02:19

    If this government has any balls,let's have a referendum on the death penalty now !

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