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Stutterheim man jailed for raping woman and forcing her to drink poison

Nov 16, 2018
Stutterheim man jailed for raping woman and forcing her to drink poison

Police in Stutterheim have welcomed the conviction and sentencing of a 30-year-old man, Xolisa Kosani, by Grahamstown High Court for rape and attempted murder.

"The conviction comes after the suspect sexually assaulted a 22-year-old woman at Masimini Location outside Stutterheim on 26 November 2017," said police spokesperson, Captain Siphokazi Mawisa.

"It is alleged that the suspects sexually assaulted the victim, taking her by force from her home and also forcing her to drink poison.

"The suspect was arrested at his home on 29th November and was charged for three counts of rape and attempted murder."

Kosani first appeared at the Stutterheim Magistrate's Court on 30th November 2017 and was remanded in custody.

On 07 December 2017, the bail was successfully opposed by the Investigating Officer.

Kosani appeared several times at Stutterheim Magistrate's Court and the case was transferred to Grahamstown High Court in September 2018.

"On 08 November 2018, he was found guilty and sentenced to undergo a three life imprisonment for three counts of Rape and eight years for Attempted murder that runs concurrently."

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