A 26-year-old man is expected to appear at the Willowvale Magistrate’s Court for allegedly raping an elderly woman, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday

Police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha said the woman, 69, was alone at her home in the Ncalukeni Locality in Qwaninga village, Willowvale on Saturday night, 9 February.

The woman was sleeping, but awoke at 11pm when she heard someone pushing open the door.

“She identified the man once he entered. The suspect accosted the victim in a clandestine manner. It is then alleged that the suspect raped the victim. He was traced and arrested”, Manatha said.

The man is expected to appear in court on Wednesday and will be charged with house breaking and rape.

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Author: ANA Newswire