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Willowvale man jailed for 18 years for raping teen, who turned down his love proposal

Sep 28, 2017
Willowvale man jailed for 18 years for raping teen, who turned down his love proposal

Justice was finally served in the Willowvale Regional Magistrate's Court on Thursday sentenced a 33-year-old man, Masindi Makekeleshe, to undergo 18 years imprisonment for raping a 15-year-old girl in 2015.

"It is alleged that the victim was going to a church service on 29 August 2015 at about 20:00 at Shoma Location, Chafutweni Village, Willowvale," explained police spokesperson, Capt Jackson Manatha.

"The victim came across the accused, who proposed love to her.

"The proposal was rejected and the accused became angry. He told the 15 year old girl down and raped her."

Captain Manatha said that a motorist, who was driving not far from the scene saw what was happening.

"He phoned the Willowvale police, who responded expeditiously.

"Police found the accused still committing rape at the scene," he described.

"The accused was then arrested and charged with rape."