KZN rapist gets life in jail

2013-06-11 22:59

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Johannesburg - The rapist of a nine-year-old girl has been jailed for life by the Eshowe Magistrate's Court, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.

Mpilo Bethwel Sibiya was sentenced on Monday for the rape committed last year, said Captain Thulani Zwane.

Sibiya walked in on the girl while she was taking a bath and asked her where her mother was.

When the girl told him she was in her bedroom, Sibiya told her to be quiet and raped her. He ran away after threatening to kill her if she reported the rape.

The girl later told her mother what had happened and described her assailant.

Sibiya was arrested when the girl recognised him as he walked past her house a few days later.

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