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Duytwa man jailed for 20 years for raping teen in 2016

Feb 28, 2018
Duytwa man jailed for 20 years for raping teen in 2016

The Butterworth Regional Magistrate's Court convicted and sentenced a 24-year-old man to undergo 20 years imprisonment for raping a teenage girl in 2016.

Melikhaya Mpongwana was sentenced on Tuesday.

"He was sentenced after he was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl on 14 April 2016 at about 02:00 at Morrison Location, Ngcingwana Village, Dutywa," described police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The victim was asleep with her younger brother on the night in question. She felt someone touching and strangling her.

"The man then raped the victim. The victim managed to identify the accused through his voice."

He said that the Butterworth FCS Unit later traced and arrested the accused.