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King Williams Town man jailed for life for raping and impregnating minor

Oct 30, 2018
King Williams Town man jailed for life for raping and impregnating minor

Mthuthuzeli Rolisisu, 28, was on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment by Zwelitsha Regional Court for this sexual violation of a minor.

"The sentence follows after a 15-year-old victim was repeatedly raped by her uncle, Mthuthuzeli Rolisisu untill she fell pregnant," said police spokesperson, Capt Khaya Tonjeni. 

"This gross violation and abuse happened whilst they were staying together under the same roof at Lower Mnyameni location at Keiskammahoek.

"A case of rape was opened on 28 August 2013 and the suspect was arrested on the same day."

Sentence welcomed by Eastern Cape police

Capt Tonjeni said that the Investigation Officer, Sgt Nombuyiselo Zwelindaba, collected enough evidence and assisted the victim throughout the case until its finalization.

"She also kept the victim updated and ready for each day of trial consistently."

Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga, applauded the sentence.

She said," Our collaborative approach as the Justice Cluster, especially between the investigation and prosecution is yielding good results."

Lt Gen Ntshinga also congratulated the detectives for a job well done.

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