Man arrested for rape of 70-year-old Cape Town woman

A man was arrested for allegedly raping a 70-year-old woman.
A man was arrested for allegedly raping a 70-year-old woman.
iStock
  • A 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 70-year-old woman in Nyanga, Cape Town. 
  • It's alleged the man was at the victim’s house when he sent her husband to run an errand for him, and then raped the woman.
  • Police say the man was taken to hospital after residents attacked him. 

A 50-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly raped a 70-year-old woman in her own home at the Siyahlala informal settlement in Nyanga, Western Cape police said on Tuesday. 

According to the police, the man was at the woman's house when he asked her husband to run an errand for him. 

After the husband left, the man then raped woman, the police said. 

SEE | Minesweeper almost sinks at Durban harbour

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyisa Rwexana said the man had to be hospitalised after residents attacked him when they heard that the woman had been raped. 

Arrested

He was then arrested and appeared at the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on a charge of rape, said Rwexana.

The attack is the latest in a wave of gender-based violence incidents in which women across the country have been assaulted, raped or killed by men since the beginning of June.

On Monday, police reported that a Durban woman and her seven-year-old grandchild had each been raped during the early hours of Sunday morning.

As in the Nyanga incident, officials believe the perpetrator was known to the victims.

On Saturday, police in the Northern Cape said they had arrested three people for the rape of another seven-year-old girl.

One of the suspects is the youngster's 60-year-old stepfather, while the other two are also related to her.

Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
The rumour mill is rife that SA's Super Rugby franchises will play in an expanded PRO16 in Europe. Should SA Rugby look to head north?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes, it makes sense logistically
35% - 854 votes
No, not playing the Kiwi teams regularly equals self-destruction
22% - 554 votes
SA Rugby needs teams in both hemispheres
43% - 1057 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
16.99
(-0.10)
ZAR/GBP
21.24
(-0.17)
ZAR/EUR
19.22
(-0.08)
ZAR/AUD
11.84
(+0.03)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(-0.06)
Gold
1784.24
(-0.03)
Silver
18.24
(-0.23)
Platinum
820.00
(+0.06)
Brent Crude
43.07
(+0.70)
Palladium
1925.00
(+0.41)
All Share
54846.28
(+0.60)
Top 40
50503.91
(+0.65)
Financial 15
10134.53
(-0.15)
Industrial 25
76434.98
(-0.16)
Resource 10
51142.00
(+2.00)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo