Tebogo Msimanga |
The two elderly men aged 68 and 71, who were arrested for allegedly raping a 12 year child on different occasions during this month at ga-Matipane village under Mokwakwaila policing area, will appear in Bolobedu magistrate on Friday 26 August 2022.
The two suspects, who are reportedly friends and the victim’s neighbours, were arrested on Wednesday 24 August 2022 by the FCS unit, after the victim’s mother opened the cases at Mokwakwaila Police Station.
Limpopo Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the mother reportedly learnt about the horrendous incidents after the victim opened up to the school principal. The police were immediately notified and two cases of rape were opened.
“Police investigations revealed that the victim was first raped on 15 August 2022 by the 71-year-old suspect at his homestead who thereafter gave her a R5 coin and told her not to tell anyone. The victim was raped again five days later on the 20th in the nearby bushes by the 68-year-old suspect. The suspect also gave her a R5 coin”.
Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has expressed shock and dismay at this incident and has commended the police for arresting the suspects soon after the report was made at the police station.