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27-year-old man slapped with 12-year jail sentence for 2015 rape

Feb 14, 2017
27-year-old man slapped with 12-year jail sentence for 2015 rape

27-year-old Simphiwe Mbolekwa will spend the next 12 years behind bars after he was convicted and sentenced by the Tsomo Regional Court on Monday for raping a 23-year-old woman in 2015.

"It is alleged that the victim had gone to the homestead of the accused to charge her cellphone on 30 May 2015, at about 10:00, at Lalini Location, Hebe-hebe Village, Ngqamakhwe," said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The accused passed silly remarks to the victim. He then dragged her to his room where he raped her."

A case of rape was registered with Ngqmakhwe Police and it was handed over to Butterworth FCS Unit.

"Butterworth FCS Unit later traced and arrested the accused."