Twenty years imprisonment for Butterworth rapist

MARCH 18, 2016

Butterworth Regional Magistrate's Court on Thursday convicted and sentenced 30 year-old, Sibulele Mbila, to 20 years behind bars for raping of a 14 year-old girl in January last year.

"It is alleged that the victim was in company of her friend whilst they came across with the accused on 21 January 2015 at about 17:05 at Msobomvu Township Butterworth,"said police spokesperson, Capt Jackson  Manatha .

"It is also alleged that the accused proposed love to the victim and the victim refused.

"The accused then dragged the victim into his shack and raped her."

Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offence Unit investigated the case and later arrested the accused on the following day 22 January 2015 at Msobomvu Township Butterworth.

Mbila has also been listed to the list of sexual offenders.