Man held over Eastern Cape rape

2012-10-09 17:10

Johannesburg -A man was arrested for allegedly raping an 82-year-old woman in Centane, Butterworth, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.

Captain Jackson Manatha said the elderly woman was alone at her home when the man knocked on her door on Sunday night.

The 25-year-old man identified himself as her grandchild and she let him in.

"Once the suspect was inside the house, he demanded money... as the victim did not have money, the suspect raped her," said Manatha.

The man then ran away but was arrested by community members, who handed him over to the police.

He was expected to appear in the Centane Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.