Man accused of raping woman, 61, denied bail

2016-05-09 17:59


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Bloemfontein – A man who allegedly raped a 61-year-old woman in her home in Meqheleng was denied bail by Ficksburg Magistrate’s Court, Free State police said on Monday.

The 25-year-old would remain in police custody until his next appearance on May 16, Captain Phumelelo Dhlamini said.  

The man allegedly raped the woman on Thursday. 

“It is alleged that the suspect told the old woman that he is an apostle and will pray and heal her aching feet,” said Dhlamini.  

He allegedly raped her and fled the scene.  The woman was rushed to hospital and had since been discharged. 

Dhlamini said the man had another rape case pending.

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