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Police step-up alleged father rapist probe

The case of an alleged rapist who impregnated a girl has forced police to step up their probe.

The case of an alleged rapist who impregnated a girl has forced police to step up their probe. Picture: Stock.XCHNG

JOHANNESBURG - KwaZulu-Natal police on Saturday said they were stepping up their investigations in a case involving a man accused of raping and impregnating his step daughter.

The 41-year-old man was arrested this week, following complaints by Paul Petersburg locals.

After forensic tests, police arrested the man for rape on Friday.

Police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge said evidence showed the man impregnated the 12-year-old child.

"The evidence in the hands of the police has fully implicated the step father to the girl, which led to his arrest yesterday. He has been charged formally with rape."

In the Eastern Cape, Kentani police are running forensic tests to determine who raped a 100-year-old woman last week.

Police have said the crime left even the most seasoned of their officers in disbelief.

Although no arrests have been made, a man who was seen leaving the elderly woman's home shortly after the attack is under the police's microscope.

His blood samples have been taken in for tests.

Police spokesperson Jackson Manatha said they could not get positive identification as the woman's eyesight is poor.

And he said efforts were being made to ensure the safety of women and children who stayed alone.

Manatha said police were in talks with community leaders and the community's policing forum to find ways to protect women and girls from rapists.

Meanwhile, the Congress of South African Trade Unions in the North West is planning a meeting with civil society to come up with a strategy to fight the abuse of women and children in the province.