KZN man gets 20 years for raping girl, 8

2014-11-04 09:00

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Durban - A KwaZulu-Natal man has been jailed for 20 years for raping a young girl to whom he offered cooldrink, police in the province said on Tuesday.

The incident occurred in December 2012 when the girl, who was 8-years-old at the time, was watching TV in G Section, Umlazi.

The accused offered the child a cooldrink and later raped her.

The provincial commissioner of KwaZulu-Natal, Lieutenant-General Mmamonnye Ngobeni welcomed the heavy sentences handed down to the accused.

“This will send a strong message to the would-be rapists that we will thoroughly investigate all cases directed against women and children as we are approaching the 16 Days of No Violence against Women and Children campaign,” said Ngobeni.

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