34-year-old man handed 15-year jail sentence for brutal 2013 rape

MARCH 1, 2017
34-year-old man handed 15-year jail sentence for brutal 2013 rape

The Willowvale Regional Magistrate's Court has convicted and sentenced 34-year-old Ongama Madolo to undergo 15 years imprisonment for the rape of a 58-year-old woman.

"It is alleged that the victim was sleeping alone on 26 October 2013, at about 01:30, at  Bhakaneni Location, Weza Village, Willowvale, when the incident occurred," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The husband of the victim was attending a night vigil in another village.

"The children of the victim were sleeping in a different room."

Captain Manatha said that the victim woke up being lit with a torch by the accused.

"The accused asked the whereabouts of the daughter of victim and the latter told him where her daughter was," he said.

"The accused further demanded money from the victim and she told him that she was penniless.

"The accused then accosted and raped her."

He said that the Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) traced and arrested the accused.

Madolo was sentenced on Monday.