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Son of elderly rape victim in court for burning suspect's house

This comes after his 68-year-old mother was raped at her home in Pietermaritzburg last week.

FILE: The son was taken into custody on Friday and is expected to appear in court on a charge of arson. Picture: Saps

JOHANNESBURG - The son of an elderly rape victim has been arrested for allegedly setting fire to the home of the man accused of committing the crime.

He was taken into custody on Friday and is expected to appear in court on a charge of arson.

The 68-year-old woman was raped late last week at her home in Pietermaritzburg.

The police's Thulani Zwane says they are increasingly worried about the number of rapes being committed against the elderly in the region.

"This is concerning. Elderly women are being raped in that area. We are appealing to the community, especially the relatives of the elderly to look after them."

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