Boy, 13, Discharged For �Raping� Granny

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In a bizarre case that stunned many, a 13-year-old boy has been acquitted and discharged for allegedly raping a 83-year-old woman at Lepashe cattlepost in 2012. The accused, who is now 15 years old, made an application for no case to answer, through his attorney Morris Ndawana.

Principal Magistrate Dumisani Basupi said what was required was for the prosecution to prove its case against the accused beyond reasonable doubt.

Basupi said the complainant stated that someone tripped and had sex with her while she was gathering wild berries.

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