Court: Girl’s rapist sentenced to life

2008-10-09 00:00

A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a 13-year-old Elandskop girl.

Mloyisi Mbongwa was sentenced in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court on Tuesday.

Police said that in July 2006, the girl was walking alone at Mbumbane location, Elandskop. She was approached by two men and because she did not want to talk to them, she ran away.

Mbongwa chased her and caught her in a nearby house, where he assaulted and raped her. His friend also allegedly raped her.

Later the child managed to escape and report the matter to her parents and a case of rape was opened. Two days later, Mbongwa was arrested and charged with rape.

The second suspect is still at large.

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