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51-year-old man handed life sentence for raping his 12-year-old daughter

BY YOLANDA PALEZWENI - MARCH 13, 2017
51-year-old man handed life sentence for raping his 12-year-old daughter

The Mdantsane Regional Court on Friday sentenced 51 year-old, Zenadeen Mohammed, to life imprisonment for raping his daughter, who was 12 years-old by the time of crime.

According to East London police, the incident occurred in August 2014, and the suspect was immediately arrested and charged with rape.

“He appeared several times at King Williams Town Magistrate Court and in December 2015 the case was transferred to Mdantsane Regional Court,” said police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

She added that, in February 2017 he was found guilty and on Friday was sentenced to life imprisonment by Mdantsane Regional Court.

The FCS Commander Lieutenant Colonel Zithulele Mahlambeni welcomed the conviction and thanked Sergeant Hombakazi Lusithi for her hard work in ensuring that the perpetrator is behind bars for life.

“This sends a strong message to all the perpetrators of crime and those who sexually assault people will be arrested and brought before Court,” she said.