An 18 year old Tsholotsho juvenile pleaded guilty to charges of attempting to rape a woman under the influence of an illegal home brewed alcoholic beverage.

Simphiwe Ncube appeared before the resident magistrate of Tsholotsho Victor Mpofu on the 1st of October (yesterday) pleading guilty to the charges of attempted rape.

The 31 year old complainant, Michel Sebatha was walking at a nearby bush towards Mathuphula Primary School on the 19th of September at 7pm where she was attacked by the accused.

In the first attempt the complainant escaped to Mathuphula Primary School where the accused again caught up with her and attempted to rape her before the primary school staff came to the rescue.

Ncube blamed his behaviour on the influence of an illegal substance, ‘tototo’ for he could not recall his actions.

The youngster was remanded to the 5th of October.