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89-year-old Woman assaulted and raped, Free State

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An elderly resident of Hertzogville is being treated in a Bloemfontein hospital after she was assaulted and raped by five men in her house on Thursday night.

The 89-year-old woman came across five burglars in her kitchen when she returned home around 18:00 on Thursday.

According to Police spokesperson Montansi Makhele, the men dragged the woman to the bedroom where they ripped off her clothes. They then dragged her to the bathroom and raped her.

“She lost consciousness and only regained it on Friday morning and informed her daughter of the incident.”

Makhele says the burglars entered the house through an open window.

The woman’s son says his mother is doing well in the circumstances.

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