imiquimod. Whinsley Masara
AN unidentified man broke into a 98-year-old grannya��s bedroom hut and raped her in Kezi, police confirmed.
Police in Matabeleland South are appealing to members of the public who may have information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect.
The suspect broke into the victima��s bedroom hut at around midnight on Monday and threatened to kill her before raping her once and fleeing into darkness.
Matabeleland South police spokesperson Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele said the unknown suspect was still at large.
a�?We received a report of rape where an unidentified man broke into the victima��s bedroom and raped her once. The victim is an adult aged 98 who lived alone at her own homestead. The suspect threatened to kill the victim if she made any noise.
a�?We are appealing to anyone who may have information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect to contact their nearest police station,a�? he said.
Chief Insp Ndebele urged members of the public to take good care of the elderly.
a�?We also advise people never to let elderly people stay alone, especially at that age. The elderly are as good as children who need to be looked after and certainly letting a 98-year-old person stay alone is putting them at risk as they have no strength to fight and protect themselves.
a�?As safety measures, people should ensure that their doors are tightly closed before they retire to bed,a�? he said.