Man gets 24 years in jail for raping own grandmother

2016-12-03 13:00


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Mbombela – A 26-year-old man was sentenced by the Nelspruit Regional Court on Thursday to 24 years in jail for raping his helpless 86-year-old grandmother.

On December 30, 2012 at around 02:00, the victim was asleep at her home in Pienaar just outside Mbombela, and was woken up by a noise. She went to investigate and saw that her kitchen door was wide open.

She tried calling her grandson but he did not respond. Suddenly someone violently grabbed her from behind and proceeded to rape her. The attacker was actually her grandson.

"I tried to scream but I was helpless and there was no one to rescue me," she said.

Spokesperson of Pienaar Police Station, Captain Jabu Ndubabe told AENS: "When the accused was done with his evil act, he stole a cellphone and an undisclosed amount of money before running away from the scene."

"Police investigation led to the arrest of the victim's grandson. The accused was sentenced to 24 years in jail for rape and a further three years for theft. Both sentences will run concurrently," he said.

"He was also declared unfit to possess a firearm and his name will be recorded in the national register of abuse of an older person," concluded Ndubabe.

The man's identity has been withheld to protect the identity of the victim.

The sentence falls within the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign.

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