Man gets life for raping niece

2017-07-28 06:00

A 42-YEAR-OLD Maluti man was sentenced to life by the Maluti Regional Court for raping his 12-year-old niece. According to the National Prosecuting Authority, the victim lived in the same house as her uncle.

The court heard that the man raped his niece on two occasions.

The victim initially told her granny about the rape, but her granny told her not to tell anyone. The victim also told her neighbour, who raised the alarm.

At the trial the court found the victim honest and a consistent witness.
KwaZulu-Natal Director of Public Prosecutions, Advocate Moipone Noko welcomed the sentence, saying it is appropriate.
“We hope this is a warning to other offenders,” she said.
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