Umlazi rapist handed life sentence

A 29-year-old man recently faced the full wrath of the law after he was convicted and sentenced to life behind bars for raping a six-year-old child. The heinous crime was committed on March 25, 2014 in the Umlazi area.

Luvuyo Lukashe was sentenced in the Umlazi Regional Court.

Provincial police spokesman, Lt Col Thulani Zwane said that on March 25, the victim was playing in the area when she was approached by the accused.

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She was taken to his house where she was raped.

“The accused threatened the victim not to tell anyone about the incident,” he explained.

When the victim arrived home, her mother noticed her strange behavior.

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She was then informed of the rape and a case was soon opened at the Umlazi SAPS for further investigation.

The Umlazi FCS unit took over the investigation and after two days, the accused was apprehended.

Lukashe made several court appearances until he was sentenced.

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