Mankweng - An elderly Limpopo man accused of raping a deaf youth appeared in the Mankweng Magistrate's Court on Monday, police said.

Constable Moses Molepo said the 69-year-old man remained in custody and would apply for bail on January 29.

He was arrested on January 9 after the 18-year-old was attacked when she went to the outside toilet at her home on January 8.

“Her relative caught (the) suspect in the act,” said Molepo said at the time.

He said the man fled the scene but was caught by community members, who alerted police. - Sapa