23 year-old Centane man jailed for 20 years for raping 52 year-old woman


 The Centane Regional Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced 23 year-old Mveleli Hedeni to 20 years behind bars for raping a 52 year-old woman last year.

According to Centane police, the victim was alone at her homestead Mthsanyaneni Locality, Qombolo Village, Centane, on the evening of 3 April 2015 when Hedeni forced his way into her house.

“It is alleged that he threatened her with knife and raped her. After the crime, he ran away,” described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

He added that, a case of rape was opened at Centane police station and the docket was handed over to Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS).

Hedeni was later arrested by local police.

Butterworth Cluster Commander Brigadier Stanley Sibidla congratulated Butterworth FCS Unit for properly investigating the case.