Rape of girl (15) man sentenced to 29 years, Butterworth

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Rape of girl (15) man sentenced to 29 years, Butterworth
Rape of girl (15) man sentenced to 29 years, Butterworth

Butterworth Regional Magistrates’ Court sentenced 30 year old man Siyavuya Mapisa to twenty nine year imprisonment for raping a 15 year old girl. The accused was sentenced on Thursday, 6 September 2018.

It is alleged that the accused went to the house where the victim was sleeping with her mother on 8 June 2017 at about 03:00 at Bhokhwe Locality, Mqambeli Village, Butterworth. He dragged the victim to his room where he raped her. After finishing raping her, he allowed the victim to go back.

The members of the community were informed of the rape. They looked for the accused and he was found. Police were called and they arrested him.

Butterworth Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu thanked the community members of Mqambeli Village for their assistance as they did not take law into their hands. He also praised the investigating officer of the case for proper investigation which led to the hefty sentence.

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