Man sentenced for life imprisonment for raping girl (14)

The Durban Regional Court recently convicted and sentenced 31-year-old Phethuxolo Trafford Ngcamu to a life term and ten years imprisonment for crimes he committed in January 2015.

A then 14-year-old girl was on her way home when she met Ngcamu who forced her into a minibus taxi without saying a word. He took her into a house where he repeatedly raped her until the next day. He released her and threatened to kill her if she mentioned her ordeal to anyone.

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The victim reported the incident and a case of rape was opened for investigation. It was transferred to the local Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for investigation. The investigating officer immediately arrested Ngcamu and took him to court to face the full might of law for his dreadful acts.

He was kept in custody until his conviction where received a well-deserving sentence for violating a minor. Ngcamu was sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and ten years for kidnapping.

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“Ngcamu’s actions proved that he does not deserve to be within the community and he had to be sent where he must relook his actions and be rehabilitated. Abuse of women and children cannot be tolerated in our communities and we will fight gender-based violence, tooth and nail,” said KwaZulu-Natal’s acting police commissioner, Maj Gen Bheki Langa.

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