Teen tells how he raped his employer

2008-06-23 00:00

An 18-year-old man, Sanele Alex Mtolo, admitted in the Pietermaritzburg High Court yesterday that he raped a 46-year-old woman in her bed after breaking into her home in the Himeville district at night, but denied that he was responsible for strangling her to death.

State advocate Irene Neyt accepted Mtolo’s plea of guilty to rape, but said the state contends he is also guilty of murder and robbery with aggravating circumstances. She said she will ask the court to draw an inference from the evidence that Mtolo was the only person who could have caused the victim’s death. Evidence will also show that he suffered scratches on his face and that the victim bit his tongue.

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