Rapist jailed for 10 years

2015-02-23 22:34

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Johannesburg - A man was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison by the Pinetown Regional Court on Monday for raping a University of KwaZulu-Natal student, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Xabiso Xaki, 22, raped the 21-year-old woman on 25 February 2012, while her boyfriend was asleep next to her, said Colonel Jay Naicker.

"She was raped by Xaki while her boyfriend was fast asleep. When she woke her boyfriend, Xaki attempted to flee. The boyfriend gave chase and was able to apprehend the accused."

KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni congratulated police, the prosecutor and judiciary for ensuring Xaki paid for his crime.

"Any form of violence directed at women and children will not be tolerated and the SAPS will make sure that perpetrators are brought to book," she said.

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