Attempted rape:8 years for offender

2013-02-06 00:00

AN Mtunzini man has been jailed for eight years for the attempted rape of an eight-year-old girl.

Phumlani Giyo Msane (23) was sentenced after the Esikhawini Regional Court magistrate heard how he had attempted to rape the girl in 2011.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said at midnight on December 11, 2011, the victim was asleep at home with other children at the Mtholonjeni area in Mtunzini when a known man with dreadlocks entered the house.

“The man attempted to rape the young girl and other children who saw the incident reported the matter to their parents,” Zwane said.

A case of attempted rape was opened at Mtunzini police station and Empangeni Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences started their investigation that led to the arrest of the accused.

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