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54-year-old Willowvale man jailed for 20 years for raping 11-year-old girl

Dec 10, 2018
54-year-old Willowvale man jailed for 20 years for raping 11-year-old girl

The Willowvale Regional Magistrate's Court convicted and sentenced a 54-year-old man, Mgusheni Njingaza, to 20 years imprisonment for raping an 11-year-old girl.

"The accused was sentenced on Friday at the Willowvale Regional Magistrate's Court," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"It is alleged that the victim was seen coming from the house of the accused running on 26 August 2018, at about 18h00, at Kulomzana Locality, Mhlahlane Village, Willowvale.

"The mother of the victim asked her daughter what she was doing from the house of the accused.

"That is when the victim told her mother that she was raped by the accused person."

Captain Manatha said that a case of rape was opened at Willowvale Police Station.

The case was later transferred to Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS).

"The accused was traced and arrested."

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