A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the rape of his elderly aunt in Makgophong village in Limpopo over the weekend.

“It is alleged a 64-year-old woman was attacked and raped by her nephew after she heard a knock at the door – and after opening, she was surprised to find him…wearing only his underwear,” said Lieutenant Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe on Sunday.

“He grabbed and throttled her until she fell unconscious and he subsequently raped her.”

The incident happened at around 03:30 on Saturday morning.

The teen will appear in court on Monday.

“The South African Police Service in this province condemns in the strongest possible terms violent attacks perpetrated against elderly people,” said Ngoepe