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12 years in jail for 22-year-old Tsomo man for rape

Sep 24, 2019
12 years in jail for 22-year-old Tsomo man for rape

Tsomo - Justice was finally served when the Tsomo Regional Magistrate’s Court sentenced a 22-year-old man, Sanele Mpumlwana, to undergo 12 years imprisonment for rape.

"The accused was sentenced on Thursday at the Tsomo Regional Magistrate's Court," said police spokesperson, Capt Jackson Manatha.

"It is alleged that an 18-year-old woman was from Njekeni Locality to Sqithini Locality at Xilinxa Village, Ngqamakhwe, on 26 March 2018, at about 15h45.

"While she was crossing the river, she came across the accused, who was armed with a knife."

Capt Manatha said that the accused person threatened the victim with his knife and raped her.

"The victim identified the accused as they are from the same village.  A case of rape was registered at Ngqamakhwe Police Station."

The case was handed over to Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS), who later traced and arrested Mpumlwana.

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