22-year-old man gets lengthy jail term for brutally raping cousin sister

AUGUST 28, 2015

Eastern Cape police on Friday announced that the Willowvale Regional Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced Tobela James, 22, to 25 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of raping his 28-year-old cousin sister.

It is alleged that the accused pushed the door of the victim wide open on 28 April, this year, at about 02:00, after which he repeatedly stabbed the victim before raping her.

He left the scene of crime at about 06:00 am on the day.

A case of rape was opened at Willowvale Police Station.

Willowvale Police acted swiftly and arrested the accused on the same day.

He was convicted and sentenced to undergo 25 years imprisonment.