42-year–old Ngqamakhwe man arrested for raping his 8-year-old niece


Ngqamakhwe police have arrested a 42-year-old man for allegedly raping his 8-year-old niece on Saturday evening, at Nomehaye Village, Mission Locality, Ngqamakhwe.

According to the police, the mother of the child left her two children with her brother on Thursday last week.

“It is alleged that the victim was sleeping at her uncle’s place with her sister. On the night of the incident, the uncle sent the other sister to the tavern to buy alcohol for him and then raped the victim,” said police spokesperson,” Captain Jackson Manatha

He added that the suspect was later arrested and a case of rape was open at Ngqamakhwe police station.

The suspect will appear before the Ngqamakhwe Magistrate Court on Tuesday, on a charge of rape.