Rapist sentenced to 10 years

2015-11-04 06:00

JUSTICE was served when 30-year-old Siphiwe Mankanku was sentenced to 10 years at the Kokstad Magistrate’s Court for raping a 43-year-old woman.

Mankanku will serve six years behind bars, with four suspended for five years.

Kokstad SAPS spokesperson, Lieutenant Dumisani Ncongo said the victim was sleeping in her shack in Bhambayi, an informal settlement in Kokstad at about 8pm on 20 March when Mankanku, her daughter's boyfriend, came looking for her daughter.

“The girlfriend was not at home at the time, and Mankanku then grabbed the victim and raped her,” Ncongo said.

He said a case of rape was reported and opened at the Kokstad SAPS.

“The suspect was arrested soon after, and appeared in court several times. The excellent investigation that led to this convictions was done by Constable Qasha,” Ncongo said.

- Supplied.

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