An 86-year-old granny of Matshetsheni area, Gwanda, Matebeleland South was reportedly r_aped by her great-grandson on Boxing day.
ZBC News reports that the woman was sleeping in her hut when the suspect allegedly broke into and r_aped her.
The unnamed suspect had earlier visited his great grandmother and gave her 30 Rand before breaking into her home in the early hours of Thursday.
ZBC News further reports that a relative of the suspect revealed that the accused had previously committed a similar offence on other women in the family.
The publication was told that the suspect allegedly violated his aunt in August 2011 before ra_ping another 67-year-old relative on the 25th of December the same year.
The suspect who is said to have been arrested already is believed to have also se_xually abused more women in Plumtree and Mbalalabala in the past before fleeing to South Africa.
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