Home invasion and rape of woman (67), man sentenced to 18 years

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Home invasion and rape of woman (67), man sentenced to 18 years
Home invasion and rape of woman (67), man sentenced to 18 years

Butterworth Regional Magistrates’ Court convicted and sentenced a 31 year old man Sikhumbule Mdlambuzi for rape of a 67 year old woman. He was sentenced on Thursday, 6 September 2018 to undergo 18 years imprisonment.

It is alleged that the 67 year old victim was preparing to sleep on the 31 March 2017 at about 21:00 at Mzantsi Village, Butterworth. She heard the window that was being broken. When she was about to scream, the accused grabbed her and held her down. He raped the victim and there after fled the scene.

The victim identified the accused. She reported the case of rape at Butterworth Police station. The case was professionally and properly investigated by Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS).

The accused was traced and later arrested. Butterworth Cluster Commander Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu has welcomed the sentence imposed on the accused. He is of the view that the sentence will serve as a deterrent to other would be rapists.

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