Byline: Andani Matumba

22 June 2022

The office Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga issued a statement today, 22 June 2022 in which the  Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has strongly condemned a shameful incident in which a 25-year-old man allegedly raped a 62-year-old male pensioner in Bushbuckridge during the evening of Monday, 20 June 2022.

According to police reports, the victim  alleges that on that fateful evening around 20h30 he was relaxed in his house at Ga-Motibidi and the door of his house was not closed.

He then noticed a suspect known to him entering his room and he asked him what he wanted. 

The suspect then allegedly grabbed the victim and pushed him to the bed and raped him.

After the incident, the suspect  took money  belonging to the old man that was on top of the table and left.

The suspect was traced and arrested.

He is expected to appear at the Bushbuckridge Magistrate’s Court today, 22 June 2022 facing the rape charge.