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Grandfather arrested and charged with rape of his granddaughter


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Free State

FREE STATE – A man aged 55, from Letsha le Maduke Village in Qwaqwa was arrested on Sunday afternoon after his wife opened a case on behalf of their granddaughter, who was allegedly raped by him since February 2022 and threatened to kill her if she tells anyone.

On Saturday 12 November 2022, the 11-year-old girl and her grandmother went to the police station to report an alleged rape by her grandfather, who allegedly raped her several times while her grandmother was away. It’s further alleged that he threatened to kill her if she spilled the beans with regard to the incident. The victim claimed further that the reason she did not tell her grandmother about the incident was because her grandfather threatened to kill her if she didn't keep quiet about the matter. The suspect was arrested and charged by the Phuthaditjhaba Family, Child Protection, and Sexual Offenses Unit.

The suspect is expected to appear before the Phuthaditjhaba Magistrates' court facing a charge of rape.


Warrant Officer Mmako Mophiring
079 528 4784