Man gets life for raping, killing girl, 7

2014-07-24 07:04

(Shutterstock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Durban - A man has been sentenced to life in jail by the Scottburgh Regional Court for the kidnap, rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in Amandawe, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.

Sizwe Thando Dlamini, 22, was sentenced to 10 years for housebreaking and kidnapping, 15 years for murder, and life in jail for rape, Colonel Jay Naicker said.

The sentences would run concurrently.

"He was also declared unfit to possess a firearm and the court ordered that his name be entered in the National Register for Sex Offenders (NRSO)."

Kidnap

Dlamini kidnapped Nonhle Mellisa Gumede from her grandmother's house in Majenda ward, Amandawe in October.

Nonhle and her sister, 3, had gone over to sleep at their grandmother's house with their aunt.

The main door at the house was closed but not locked when the children went to sleep because the aunt was expected to return home late, Naicker said.

"When the grandmother awoke at about 01:30 she found Nonhle missing with her blanket and the door standing ajar. The children's aunt had not returned by then."

A missing person's report was opened at the Scottburgh police station.

The child's body was discovered at a river six days later, by locals.

"The body, which had already begun decomposing, was removed to the Park Rynie State Mortuary where it was established during the post mortem that she had been raped and murdered," Naicker said.

A tip-off led to Dlamini's arrest on 1 July in Kwa Makhuta, Isipingo in Durban.


- SAPA
Read more on:    durban  |  child abuse  |  crime
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
25 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
Investment tips you need to know 2015-01-29 14:07

Ever wondered how to assess your future potential liability? Feroz Basa, Senior Portfolio Manager Old Mutual Investment Group, weighs in on all the investment tips you need to know. WATCH.

/News

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Month End Madness Sale!

Save up to 60% on across a wide range of goods from books to electronics, DVDs and many more. Sale end 31 January 2015. Shop now!

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Something may come back into focus. You may get a second chance to say what needs to be said. The important focus today is to not...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.