Dad jailed for raping daughter, 7

2014-10-31 19:47

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Johannesburg - A father has been jailed for 18 years for raping his 7-year-old daughter, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

The 28-year-old father was convicted and sentenced by the Pinetown Regional Court on Tuesday, Major Thulani Zwane said.

"It is alleged that between 2013 and 2014 the accused would rape his daughter at their New Germany home and threaten to kill her should she report the incident to anyone," he said.

"On 8 August 2014, the victim reported to her mother. A case of rape was opened at the Pinetown police station for investigation."

The case was transferred to the Pinetown family violence, child protection, and sexual offences unit, with the father subsequently arrested.

"He was charged with rape and appeared at the Pinetown Magistrate's Court several times," Zwane said.

"Within 71 days he was convicted and sentenced."

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni congratulated the Pinetown family violence, child protection, and sexual offences unit for the work it had done on the case.

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