A Durban grandfather will appear in court on Thursday for allegedly raping his granddaughter over a period of five years.
Police spokesperson Const Thenjiswa Ngcobo said the 73-year-old Inanda man was arrested on Monday.
Ngcobo said the 17-year-old had been living with the man after her mother passed away.
“She alleges that her grandfather started raping her from January 1 2017 until May 31 2022. The matter was reported to Inanda SAPS yesterday and was assigned to the Inanda FCS for further investigation. Police officers immediately arrested the suspect.”
KwaZulu-Natal social development MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza commended the swift action of the police. Khoza said family members had reported the matter to police and that the girl had fallen pregnant.