Child rapist gets 18 years

2013-05-24 11:33

A KwaZulu-Natal man was sentenced by the Vryheid Regional Court to 18 years in jail for raping a 12-year-old girl.

Nkosinathi Nxumalo (22) was sentenced, KwaZulu-Natal police captain Thulani Zwane said today.

Nxumalo raped the girl in September last year while she was on the way to a shop. He threatened her so that she would not tell anyone. The girl’s mother discovered the crime after she saw the girl was “not walking properly”.

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Mmammonye Ngobeni welcomed the sentence.

“Our FCS (Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences) units in the province of KwaZulu-Natal will continue with their good work and bring rapists to book,” she said.

Ngobeni encouraged women and children to report crimes to the police.

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