89-year-old rape victim to get counselling

The elderly woman was sexually assaulted after she awoke to find an intruder in her house.

Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz has described the incident as 'shocking'. Picture: Mia Spies/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Social Development MEC Albert Fritz says social workers are set to provide trauma counselling to an 86-year-old woman who was raped in George.

The elderly woman was sexually assaulted after she awoke to find an intruder in her house at the weekend.

No arrests have been made as yet.

Fritz has described the incident as "shocking".

"The department is incredibly angry at the latest attack on an older defenseless woman and as long as it's needed our social workers will supply the necessary trauma counselling and support."