Centane man in court for repeatedly raping girlfriend's 10 year-old daughter


The Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual offences Unit (FCS) on Saturday arrested a 42 year-old Centane man for allegedly repeatedly raping his girlfriend’s 10 year-old daughter at Msintsane Village, Centane.

According to Centane police, the mother of the victim woke up on Saturday morning, at about 5:00, and noticed that her boyfriend was not in the bed.

“She saw her boyfriend with her 10 year-old daughter coming from the bushes and enquired from her daughter as to where they were coming from,” said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

That was when the girl told her mother that her 42 year-old boyfriend had raped her. She apparently also revealed that it was not the first time.

A case of rape was opened at Centane police station, and later Butterworth FCS unit arrested the accused.

The 42 year-old appeared before the Centane Magistrate's Court on Tuesday and was remanded in custody.

The trial continues.