An 85-year-old woman was raped and her 63-year-old son was shot dead during a robbery in St Fransquin Street in Malvern yesterday.
The Cleveland SAPS spokesperson, Constable Mpho Mashakane, said two men, one armed with a firearm, held the pair at gunpoint.
“They tied the woman up, held the man at gunpoint and ransacked the house. After taking R1 400 and some groceries, they took the son to the family’s tuck shop, where he was later found in a pool of blood. The son’s body was being guarded by his dog,” said Const Mashakane.
The Chinese Community Police Forum contacted the victim’s wife and promised to assist her with anything she required.
“The businessman was found with a bullet wound to his head. He was certified dead at the scene by paramedics,” said Const Mashakane.
According to Const Mashakane, when medical treatment was administered to the elderly woman, it was discovered she had been raped. It is unclear exactly when the woman was raped.
Investigations are still on going.