South Africa: Folweni Rapist Sentenced to 15 Years Imprisonment

On 17 November 2016, Nsimbini Magistrates Court convicted and sentenced a stepfather (36) to 15 year's imprisonment for rape. On 5 December 2015, a 13-year-old victim was raped by her stepfather at her mother's homestead at Nsimbini area, Folweni. A case of rape was opened at Folweni police station and the docket was transferred to Folweni Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for further investigation that led to the arrested of the accused on 11 February 2016. The accused made several court appearance before he was convicted and sentenced.

The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa commended the sentencing and also applauded the detectives and the police for their good work. "Parents are always expected to protect their kids not to abuse them, we will continue removing all those cruel people in the community who abuse and rape our future leaders," he said.

Source: South African Police Service.

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