KZN child rapist jailed for life

2013-11-19 15:13
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Johannesburg - A man has been jailed for life by the Esikhawini Regional Court for raping and robbing a 14-year-old girl, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.

Sanele Mzambiya Chirimza, 24, was sentenced on Monday to life in prison for rape and 15 years for robbery, police spokesperson Thulani Zwane said.

She was walking home in December 2012 when Chirimza attacked her, dragged her to nearby bushes and raped her and robbed her.

KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni welcomed the conviction and sentence.

"The ruthless and barbaric attack on women by criminals of Chirimza's calibre will not be tolerated in our society and we welcome the maximum sentence meted out by the court," Ngobeni said.

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