Butterworth man slapped with life imprisonment for kidnapping and raping teenage niece

NOVEMBER 25, 2015

A Butterworth man, Fumanekile Zibi, 37, was on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment after the Butterworth Regional Court found him guilty on four counts raping his 14 year-old niece in 2013.

According to Eastern Cape police Zibi also received four years in jail for kidnapping the teenager.

The sentences will run concurrently.

Butterworth Cluster Commander Brigadier Stanley Sibhidla congratulated the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for their work on the case.