A suspect to appear in court for raping his granny and cousin


A 28 years old man was arrested on two counts of raping his grandmother, cousin  and house robbery. The suspect, who is an undocumented person from eSwatini is expected to appear before the Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court Wednesday 08 June, 2022.

The provincial police spokesperson Brig Selvy Mohlala, said, it is alleged that an 87 years old granny was asleep with her 26 years old granddaughter on Sunday, 05 June, 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 quiet and raped her. The suspect continued with his evil deeds and proceeded to his 26 years old cousin who was sleeping on a coach in the same room and rape her too,” said Mohlala.


After the ordeal he allegedly went back to his grandmother and demanded social grant money and the grandmother gave all the money she had. The victims then reported the matter to the police in the following morning and the suspect was found on the streets and he was 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. She also expressed her shock and at the same time applauded police at Amsterdam for ensuring that the rights of the vulnerable group are indeed protected.