A man gain access into 84 year old pensioner’s house through a window rape her and fell asleep at the scene


By Agreement Mabunda

POLOKWANE-A 84-year-old woman was allegedly raped by an unknown suspect after he broke into her home in the early hours at about  01:30, on 27 December 2023 in Mookgopong.

Reports indicate that the 84-year-old victim was asleep when the intruder gained access to her house through a window and raped her. The suspect allegedly fell asleep afterwards and the victim managed to escape and seek help from the neighbours. They promptly responded but the suspect managed to flee from the scene.

Police and Medical Emergency Services were alerted. The victim was transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe is appalled and deeply saddened by the recent

incident of gender-based violence perpetrated against an elderly woman.

“This abhorrent incident does not reflect the values of our community, and we vehemently denounce any form of violence, especially against vulnerable members of society. Our commitment to the safety and well-being of every resident remains unwavering,” said Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe.

“We urge anyone with information related to this crime to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigations,” she concluded.

Police have opened a case of rape and housebreaking. The case was transferred to the Modimolle FCS Unit for further investigation.

Anyone with information can contact the Investigating Officer

Warrant Officer Helray Mmola on 082 319 9465, or the Crime Stop number 08600 10111 or the nearest Police Station or use the MySAPS app.

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