2 KZN child rapists get 20 years in jail in separate cases

2017-01-31 10:14


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Durban – Two KwaZulu-Natal men were each sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for separate rape cases, local police said on Tuesday.

The two men were sentenced in the Ezakheni Regional Court last week, Captain Nqobile Gwala said.

In the first case, stemming from December 2015, the 59-year-old accused repeatedly raped his 11-year-old granddaughter.

The grandmother caught the man raping the girl in the garage, Gwala said.

He was sentenced to 20 years in jail for rape and declared unfit to possess a firearm.

Register for Sexual Offenders

His name will also be entered into the National Register for Sexual Offenders.

In a separate incident, Mmeli Shabalala, 20, was caught raping a nine-year-old girl in April 2016.

The girl’s sister walked into their home and saw the incident and told her mother.

Shabalala was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

He was also declared unfit to possess a firearm and his name will be entered in the National Register for Sexual Offenders.

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