A son allegedly raped his own mother as she walked back from the pub, according to reports.
The suspected rapist stands accused of dragging his mum off the road and committing the horrific crime in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, on Friday.
He is suspected of setting upon his 50-year-old mum as she walked home from a tavern in Mboya VIllage, Willowvale, at around 7pm.
Police spokesman Captain Jackson Manatha reportedly said: “She was on her way home. The victim felt some footsteps from behind. She continued walking until the person from behind grabbed her.
She was dragged far from the road and the suspect accosted her. She was then raped by the suspect.
“Butterworth Cluster Commander Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu strongly condemned the alleged rape of the victim especially by the suspect who was supposed to protect her as his mother.”
The mother reportedly identified her own son as the man who allegedly raped her, according to News 24.
The suspect is due to appear in court on a charge of rape today.
Some news sites report the man’s age as 28, although others state he is 29.