Police express disgust following rape of 93-year-old woman near Burgersfort

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LIMPOPO – Limpopo Provincial Commissioner, Lt. General Nneke Ledwaba, has expressed disappointment and disgust following the rape of a 93-year-old woman in Leboweng outside Burgersfort.

Ledwaba says police will not rest until the suspects are brought to book and justice is prevailed.

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As a result, police in Leboweng, outside Burgersfort, have launched a manhunt for the suspects involved.

According to police spokesperson, Col Moatshe Ngoepe, the victim was awaken by an unknown number of suspects on 4 June after they forcefully entered her house through a window.

“The suspects demanded money from her and then raped her before fleeing the scene with cash,” he said.

Ledwaba issued a stern warning to would-be rapists who victimise vulnerable individuals, especially women and children, that their days are numbered. “It is upon everyone to protect our elders to avoid such disturbing incidents to happen,” he said.

Anyone with reliable information which can assist police in apprehending these suspects may contact Detective Constable Mpho Mokgohloa at 071 355 0571; the crime stop number 08600 10111; the crime line sms 32211 or the nearest police station.

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Raeesa Kimmie
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