Grandfather sentenced to life imprisonment for rape of girl (11)

South African Police Service

Grandfather sentenced to life imprisonment for rape of girl (11)
Grandfather sentenced to life imprisonment for rape of girl (11)

The South African Police Service’s endeavours to eradicate Gender based violence and sexual offences were rewarded when a 65-year-old grandfather was sentenced to life imprisonment for rape.

It is alleged that on 1 April 2020, the victim, 11-years-old at the time of the incident, was with her siblings at Lower Thokoana, Mount Fletcher area, when she was called by her grandfather who is the suspect in this case.

He instructed her to take off her clothes and raped her several times and after that offered her between two to four rand.

She reported the incident to her grandmother and a case was immediately opened and assigned to FCS for further investigation.

The grandfather was arrested on the 5 April 2020, and granted bail. He went back and forth to court until he was was found guilty at the Mount Fletcher Regional court on 14 April 2021 and sentenced to undergo life imprisonment.

The Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga congratulated the meticulous and professional investigation by the investigator, D/Sgt Nolufefe Garane for the good investigation. The great collaboration between SAPS and NPA and courts cannot go unnoticed in this success.

“The sentence is the outcome of the SAPS unwavering commitment in the fight against crimes against woman and children and hard work of the investigation officer and other specialized disciplines of the SAPS together with the NPA,” she said.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service