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Ngqamakhwe rapists jailed for 2014 attack on teen, who was coming from church

Nov 22, 2018
Ngqamakhwe rapists jailed for 2014 attack on teen, who was coming from church

Justice was finally served by the Tsomo Regional Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday when it sentenced three convicted Ngqamakhwe rapists to a combined 45 years in jail after they gang-raped a teen back in 2014.

"The sentencing came after the three raped a 19-year-old woman at Bhongitole Loc, Hebe- hebana Village, Ngqamakhwe, on the 15 May 2014, at about 21h00," explained police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The victim was from church when she came across the three accused men.

"They dragged her to a certain homestead where they took turns raping her."

He said that a case of rape was registered at Ngqamakhwe Police Station.

The Ngqamakhwe rapists were also teens at the time

 

The case was later handed over to the Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual offences Unit (FCS).

Captain Manatha said that the three accused were traced and arrested.

"23-year-old Sesethu Bhuqa was sentenced to undergo 20 years imprisonment while 22 year-old Sive Mgqobhoka and 23-year-old Nqaba Mayaphi were each sentenced to undergo 25 years imprisonment."

Butterworth SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu, has welcomed the sentencing of the accused.

He said that he hopes that the sentences will serve as a deterrent to all other men, who still think of raping and abusing women and children.

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