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Man jailed for 20 years for abducting and raping teen in 2014

Feb 15, 2018
Man jailed for 20 years for abducting and raping teen in 2014

Justice was finally served when the Tsomo Regional Magistrate's Court on Thursday sentenced a 23-year-old man to 20 years behind bars after convicting him of a rape that happened at the end of 2014.

Siphosethu Faniso was convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl on 14 November 2014, at about 14:00, at Ndaba Locality, Nqancule Village, Ngqamakhwe, said police spokesperson, Captain Jackson Manatha.

"The accused took the victim from his mother. He was armed with a knife," Captain Manatha described.

"He dragged the victim to his home where he raped her."

The Butterworth FCS Unit investigated the case and later arrested him.

Butterworth Cluster Commander, Brigadier Trevor Mey, welcomed the sentence and hoped it will serve as deterrence to other would-be rapists.