by Isi Esene
A 33-year-old man in South África has been accused of raping his 55-year-old mother.
The suspect who was not named so as to protect the identity of the victim allegedly forced his way into her bedroom and threatened her with a knife before dragging her to a neighbour’s house, where the alleged rape took place.
The police spokesman, Lieutenant Raphael Motloung, who spoke to newsmen said the incident happened on October 14, around 7pm, in Matatiele’s Luphindo village.
The suspect was said to have arrived home apparently hungry, shouting at his mother to give him food. According to the police spokesman, the victim was asleep next to a male friend in her bedroom when the son knocked at their door.
“He was making a noise and his mother was worried about neighbours and went to open the door for him. Once inside the house he kept asking for food but his mother told him to cook for himself as she had already gone to bed,” said Motloung.
It is alleged that the suspect reportedly got angry and went to the bedroom, where he threatened to stab the friend and his mother with a bush knife he was carrying.
“He then pulled the blanket off them and dragged his mother to a neighbour’s house.
“It is alleged that he kept her there for the whole night and repeatedly raped her until the early hours. He then ran away.”
The victim reported the matter to the police and they conducted a search but it has yielded nothing and the suspect is still at large.