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Willowvale man jailed for 18 years for raping ex-girlfriend on Christmas Day 2015

AUGUST 12, 2017
Willowvale man jailed for 18 years for raping ex-girlfriend on Christmas Day 2015

Justice was finally delivered when a 25-year-old man from Willowvale was handed an 18-year jail term for rape on Friday.

According to police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha, a 23-year-old woman was from a tarven on the 25 December 2015, at about 23:00, at Ndelane Location, Ntlabane Village, Willowvale.

"She came across with her former boyfriend by the name of Sakhumzi Manyela, aged 25," he described.

"The accused dragged the 23-year-old woman to his home where he raped her.

"The victim was freed in the morning of 26 December 2015."

He said that she reported the rape case at Willowvale Police Station.

Captain Manatha said that the Butterworth FCS Unit investigated the case and arrested the accused.

"The accused was convicted and sentenced by the Willowvale Regional Magistrate's Court to undergo 18 years imprisonment," he added.