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Mthatha man expected in court for allegedly raping 7-year-old girl

Sep 7, 2018
Mthatha man expected in court for allegedly raping 7-year-old girl

A 23-year-old man is expected in court on Friday after he was arrested for raping a seven-year-old girl at Mampingeni locality, in Mbalisweni A/A, near Mthatha, on Wednesday at about 17h00.

"It is alleged that the suspect, who is the neighbour to the victim, raped her whilst she was watching TV at his house," said police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"It is further alleged that the victim's mother noticed that her child was restless and in tears. Upon investigation, the child narrated the story to her mother who reported to Tina Falls police."

Capt Koena said that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday evening and will appear before Libode Magistrate Court on Friday facing a charge of rape. 

"We must secure a harsh sentence for him and he must rot in jail," said the Acting SAPS Cluster Commander, Brigadier Nomawethu Makonza.