Man found guilty of raping six-year-old girl

A 34-year-old man faced the full might of the law when he sentenced for life imprisonment for raping a six-year-old girl in KZN.

Acting provincial commissioner, Maj Gen Bheki Langa has since praised the sentence meted out to the accused and said that it is a fitting punishment indeed.

Provincial police spokeswoman, Col Thembeka Mbhele said that on the day of the incident, a group of children were playing at a homestead yard when their mother called them for lunch.

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All the children, except the victim, responded to the mother’s calls. Her mother then began searching for her and found her exiting a plantation. “When the mother enquired as to where she was, the child began crying and informed her mother that was taken away by the ‘neighbour uncle’ to a plantation where he raped her,” Col Mbhele explained.

The victim’s mother immediately reported the matter to family members and a case of rape was soon opened.

The docket was then transferred to the local FCS unit for further investigation. The accused was thereafter arrested and appeared in court several times where bail was successfully opposed.

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“He was kept in custody until the curt found him guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment,” concluded Col Mbhele. Maj Gen Langa further stated that specialised police units throughout the province will ensure that those involved in such crimes receive hefty punishments.

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