A 20-year-old Man arrested for sexually assaulting pensioner(73) in Namakgale

CRIME

By Agreement Mabunda

NAMAKGALE-The Police in Namakgale arrested a 20-year-old male suspect for sexually assaulting a 73-year-old woman, on Friday, 26 April 2024 at round and at Majeje village.

According to information, the suspect intruded in the house of the victim, who was sleeping alone and was surprised by a male standing next to her bed. He ordered her to be quiet and threatened to kill her if she screamed.

He then strangled her got on top of her and undressed himself. He ordered her to touch his private body parts. He also tried to touch her, but the victim bit his finger and he fled the scene leaving behind his sandals.

The old woman screamed for help and her neighbors responded. She informed them about the incident and the Police were alerted.

A case of sexual assault was registered for further investigation.

The suspect was traced and arrested on the spot.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo  Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has applauded the Police for arresting the suspect.

The suspect will appear before Lulekani Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 29 April 2024.

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