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Man jailed for 12 years for raping 12-year-old back in 2014

Aug 23, 2018
Man jailed for 12 years for raping 12-year-old back in 2014

The Butterworth Regional Magistrate's Court sentenced a 27-year-old man, Bonginkosi Nazo, to undergo 12 years imprisonment for rape of a 12-year-old girl.

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

"It is alleged that the victim was at a spaza shop at her home on 15 June 2014, at about 09:00, at Ndakeni Locality, Ngxakaxha Village, Dutywa.

"The accused came to the spaza pretending as if he was buying a box of matches.

"He grabbed the victim and raped her inside the spaza shop."

Captain Manatha said that the accused was traced and arrested by the Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS).

Butterworth Clsuter Commander, Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu, has welcomed the sentene and hoped it will serve as a deterrent to those men who still of think of raping women and children.