KZN man jailed for raping mentally handicapped man

2014-02-17 12:04
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Pietermaritzburg - A KwaZulu-Natal court last week sentenced a 31-year-old man to 25 years in jail raping a mentally challenged man, provincial police said on Monday.

Sigwili Zama Mncube was sentenced by the Dundee Regional Court for raping the man at Mncube’s Nquthu home in April 2012.

Medical reports and DNA played a vital role in securing the sentence, the police’s Captain Thulani Zwane said.

Provincial commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni applauded the sentence, saying: “People such as Mncube deserve no place in our society.

“The sentence handed down will send a clear message to like-minded would-be offenders that the police will trace, arrest and successfully prosecute them.”

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