Willowvale Police arrested two men aged 19 and 20 respectively for the alleged rape of a 75 year old woman. It is alleged that the victim was attending a traditional ceremony on Sunday, 16 June 2019 at about 23:50 at Rhaladiya Locality, Chafutweni Village, Willowvale.
According to information the woman went outside her hut when two suspects grabbed her and raped her. Fortunately there was an eye witness who saw what was happening. The witness raised an alarm calling on community to come and rescue the victim. The community members caught the alleged perpetrators.
Police were called and they responded swiftly. Both suspects were arrested and charged with rape. The two suspects will appear before the Willowvale Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 19 June 2019 on a charge of rape.
Butterworth Cluster Commander Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu condemned the rape of an elderly person by the suspects. He appealed to the traditional leaders to end traditional ceremonies at 17:00 to avoid crimes such as murder and rape.
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