Woman, 50, is raped ‘by her son’ as she walked home from a bar
A man is to appear before South African courts today after he allegedly raped his own mother as she walked home alone from a bar.
The suspect was arrested on Saturday after his mother, 50, identified him as the alleged perpetrator of the disgusting attack.
Reports in South Africa suggest the man is either 28 or 29 years old.
Media reports said that the mother was walking in Willowvale, around 400 km north east of Port Elizabeth when she heard footsteps behind her before being accosted.
‘It is alleged that the victim was [walking] from a local tavern at Phaphasini Locality, Mboya Village, Willowvale on Friday at about 19:00,’ police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said.
‘She was on her way home. The victim felt some footsteps from behind. She continued walking until the person from behind grabbed her.
‘She was dragged far from the road and the suspect accosted her. She was then raped by the suspect.’
The accused fled the scene of the alleged crime before his mother identified him to police as her own biological son.
Charged with rape, he will appear before the Willowvale Magistrate’s Court today.
‘Butterworth Cluster Commander Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu strongly condemned the alleged rape of the victim especially by the suspect who was supposed to protect her as his mother,’ Captain Manatha added. — News24