Sowetan grandfather held for raping granddaughter

rape_girls_feetA 77-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping his grandchild in Klipspruit, Soweto, police said on Thursday.

The one-year-old’s mother discovered the child had been sexually abused while bathing her on Wednesday afternoon, said Captain Mpande Khoza.

“The child’s mother said her father was a suspect because he used to rape her when she was 12. She’s now 18.”

She had left the child in the care of her mother. Khoza said the man was a Mozambican, but had a South African identity document.

He would appear in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Friday. – Sapa