A Mpumalanga teenager is in police custody after he allegedly raped his aunt several times in Molapomogale in Kameelpoort, near Vaalbank.
According to the police, the 17-year-old teenager was arrested last week Thursday after his 54-year-old aunt opened a case against him.
“Loss of morals is a cause of concern in our society. This is witnessed by the arrest of a 17-year-old suspect after he was arrested for allegedly raping his 54-year-old aunt on countless occasions in Molapomogale in Kameelpoort near Vaalbank,” said Colonel Donald Mdhluli, the Mpumalanga police spokesperson.
According to Mpumalanga police, the aunt reported the alleged rape to them and claimed that the incidents occurred for five months.
“The story was related to the police by the aunt who lost her patience as she could no longer handle the abuse any more. The aunt alleges that the suspect started his evil deeds between April 2022 and early September 2022. It is further alleged that the victim warned him multiple times to stop his abuse, but the plea reportedly fell into deaf ears. She therefore reported the matter to the authorities and the case was assigned to the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS),” Mdhluli said.
After the rape case was investigated, the teenager was arrested on Thursday, 22 September 2022.
Mdhluli said the teen appeared before the Mbibana Magistrate’s Court on Friday and the case was postponed to Monday.
Lieutenant-General Daphney Manamela said contact crimes happening behind closed doors are worrying and mostly go unreported.
“Women should break the silence on Gender Based Violence issues which has engulfed our communities. This calls for all of us to commit ourselves in fighting this pandemic,” she said.
Source: The South African, The Citizen, image from Twitter: SAPS