Reports have it that a 85-year-old woman was raped and strangled in her home at Uitenhage, Eastern Cape.

Confirming this, the Uitenhage police divulged that they are currently investigating the murder of the 95-year-old woman who was reportedly strangled on Tuesday.

The Uitenhage police spokesperson, Majola Nkohli also revealed that the elderly woman was sexually assaulted.

“A neighbor discovered the body while bringing some food for the victim. It’s believed the victim was also raped and strangled with a telephone cord,” Nkohli uttered.

In Mpumalanga, a 37-year-old man was yesterday,  sentenced to life by the Nkomazi Regional Court for raping a 10-year-old girl.

SAPS related that “Magistrate Edgar Moletsane did not hesitate to send Amos Mothuki packing to languish in prison for life after it was proven beyond reasonable doubt that” he raped the girl at her parental home in Buffelspruit.

As culled from statements presented before the court, Amos found the girl playing outside her parents’ house. He then grabbed and dragged her into the house where he undressed and raped her.

Police Management in the province said they are satisfied with the sentence. And, expressed that it will serve as a caution to other potential rapists.