Uncle sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for raping niece

A 35-year-old man was sentenced to 25 years behind bars after he was found guilty of raping his niece. The accused appeared in the Verulam Regional Court on July 28.

In August 2016, the victim who was nine-years-old, was at the Mona area at Ndwedwe when her mother sent her to her uncle’s house to look for her younger brother. While she was at her uncle’s house, she was raped by him and the matter was reported to her mother.

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A case of rape was opened at Ndwedwe SAPS for further investigation. The docket was transferred to the KwaDukuza Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences for intensive investigations as it involved a minor child.

Through thorough investigation, the accused was arrested and charged with rape. He appeared in court several times until he was convicted.

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KwaZulu-Natal’s acting provincial commissioner, Maj Gen Bheki Langa welcomed the sentence handed down to the accused.

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