Magistrate: Parolee's 'rape CV' too long for his age

2014-05-11 21:38
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Komatipoort - A Mpumalanga magistrate has told a parolee facing a rape charge that his criminal Curriculum Vitae is too long for someone his age.

The parolee, Lucky Sibiya (31), of Zibokwane village (formerly Block A) near the Swaziland and Mozambican borders, pleaded not guilty to a charge of rape when appearing in the Tonga Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Senior Magistrate Sam Nkuna first asked Sibiya, who was chained and accompanied by Correctional Services officers, how old he was.

"I'm 31," replied the parolee.

"My boy you have a strong CV at the age of 31. Our regional court opposite to this court likes people like you and they are dealing with them properly," said Nkuna.

Sibiya was expected to be in prison until 2018 after being convicted of rape some time back, but was released on parole in 2011.

He was rearrested on 27 January this year after being accused of raping a 25-year-old woman who lives in his village. During his appearance on Friday, Sibiya raised his hand in court, asking why he was not given an opportunity to apply for bail.

"Sibiya you failed to comply with the rules of your parole and committed a similar rape offense. Now, you want me to grant you bail? No, you will have to stay in prison until you finish your previous sentence. You reap what you sow, go back to prison my boy," he said.

Nkuna postponed the rape case to 30 July for a regional court date to be set.

"Let's meet at this same court in July," said Nkuna.

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