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2022/06/08      |  Written By:  Brigadier S Mohlala   |   Province:  Mpumalanga

Nelspruit: 07 June 2022 -  The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service in Mpumalanga Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has expressed her shock and at the same time applauded police at Amsterdam for ensuring that the rights of the vulnerable group are indeed protected.

Her sentiments are as a result of an arrest of a 28-year-old man on two counts of rape and house robbery. The suspect, who is an undocumented person from eSwatini is expected to appear before the Amsterdam Magistrates' Court tommorow, Wednesday  08 June, 2022.

According to the information, it is alleged that an 87-year-old granny was asleep with her 26-year-old granddaughter on  Sunday, 05 June 2022 at around 03:00 in the morning. Suddenly the old lady felt someone opening her blanket.  She then woke up and only to found that it was her grandson. The grandson allegedly instructed  her to keep quite and raped her. The suspect continued with his evil deeds and proceeded to his 26-year-old cousin who was sleeping on a coach in the same room and rape her too.

After the ordeal he allegedly went  back to his  grandmother and demanded money (social grant). The grandmother gave  all the money she had.

The victims then reported the matter to the police in the morning and the suspect was found on the streets and then arrested.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela has stressed that there is no place for criminals in the province especially those who abuse women and children.