Ixopo rapist sentenced to 15 years

2018-01-26 06:00

ON Wednesday, the Ixopo Regional Court sentenced a 43-year-old man to 15 years’ imprisonment for raping a 22-year-old woman on April 16, 2016.

It is said the woman was in her tuck shop at Plain Hill when the man came to buy cigarettes.

He followed her into her room, grabbed and forced her onto a bed and raped her.

The incident was reported at Ixopo Police Station and the docket was transferred to Family Violence, Child Protection, and Sexual Offences Unit for investigation. After intensive investigation, the man was arrested and made several court appearances until his sentencing.

KwaZulu-Natal acting Provincial Commissioner, Major-General Bheki Langa welcomed the sentence handed down and praised the detectives for their work in solving the case.

“Violent men are not allowed to live in society and we will make sure that those involved in crimes against women are sent to prison. We hope this sentence will serve as a warning to other criminals,” he said.
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