Pensioner 'silenced' six-year-old rape victim with packet of chips

29 November 2018 - 19:06 By Naledi Shange
Six-year-old girl allegedly raped by Tzaneen neighbour.
Six-year-old girl allegedly raped by Tzaneen neighbour.
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A pensioner implicated in the rape of a six-year-old allegedly bought her silence with a packet of chips, Limpopo police said on Thursday.

The 68-year-old has since been arrested, said Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe.

"This follows an incident that occurred on November 20 at around 4pm at Maake outside Tzaneen where the suspect ... lured her to his house and raped her. He then offered her a packet of chips in exchange for her silence," said Ngoepe.

"The parents of the child,  after noticing the changes in the behaviour of the victim, questioned her and she divulged the whole ordeal."

A case was opened and the man was arrested at his home.

He appeared in the Lenyenye Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

"The case was postponed to December 6 for a bail application and further police investigations," said Ngoepe.