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Willowvale man jailed for 18 years for raping woman from same area

Feb 20, 2019
Willowvale man jailed for 18 years for raping woman from same area

The Willowvale Regional Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday sentenced a 43-year-old man, Mzikayise Gungqiso, to undergo 18 years imprisonment for raping a 52-year-old woman.

"It is alleged that the 52-year-old woman was from a traditional ceremony on the 4th July 2018 at about 23:00 at Phaphazini  Locality, Mboya Village, Willowvale," said police spokesperson, Capt Jackson Manatha.

"While the victim was still going home, she felt someone, who grabbed her from behind and raped her at an open field."

He said that the victim was rescued by another woman.

Women advised to not walk alone at night

"The accused ran for his dear life. Both women identified the accused as he is a local man."

Acting Butterworth SAPS Cluster Commander, Colonel Ncedo Ngwendze, has welcomed the sentence handed to the accused.

He advised women not to walk alone especially at night and in dark areas.

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