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Grandfather to appear before court for rape


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner KwaZulu-Natal

DURBAN – Yesterday, the Inanda Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit arrested a 73-year-old man for rape. He will appear before the Ntuzuma Magistrates Court tomorrow.

It is alleged that the suspect from Newtown A in Inanda Newtown, is a foster parent to a 17-year-old girl and they have been living together since her mother passed away. She alleges that her grandfather started raping her from 01 January 2017 until 31 May 2022. The matter was reported to Inanda SAPS yesterday and was assigned to the Inanda FCS for further investigation. Police officers immediately arrested the suspect.

We are appealing to communities to be more vigilant and report such atrocities to police immediately. Young children should be protected from these despicable predators that live in our communities. Community leaders and community organisations are requested visit vulnerable children to ensure that those who are tasked to protect them, do not abuse them.


Constable Thenjiswa Ngcobo
071 683 6525