Two teen boys were lucky enough to be found by police before the whole village of Phuthaditjhaba ganged on them for allegedly raping their 98-year-old great grand mother.
The two boys one aged 15 the other 19 were taken into police custody after a relative reported some alleged sexual harassment of an elderly person.
Police spokesman Sergeant Mmako Mophiring said the older boy handed himself over to the police on Monday after a case was opened by relatives on Saturday. The rape is believed to have happened on 18 December.
Meanwhile the 15-year-old had fled from the angry community butt was however caught after the 19-year-old took the police to the bushes where he was hiding.
The 15-year-old suspect appeared in the Makwane Magistrates Court on Tuesday and his case was postponed until 5 March for a formal bail application. He is detained at a juvenile centre. The older suspect appeared in the same court yesterday. His case was postponed to 7 March for bail application.