Police in Limpopo, South Africa are looking for a depraved rapist who preyed on and violated a 101-year-old woman in her home over the weekend.
The woman was sleeping when the man broke the door of her house in Mogapeng Village, outside Tzaneen, in the early hours of Sunday morning, according to police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo.
He then raped her. She apparently lived alone.
Mojapelo said they immediately launched a manhunt for the unknown perpetrator.
Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba urged residents to keep an eye out for the elderly in their area as they were often targeted by people who took advantage of their vulnerability.
“Police members must hunt down the culprit and not rest until his arrest,” he said.
He also instructed members of the social crime prevention unit to visit the woman’s family and provide an update about the victim’s condition.