15 Years jail sentence for raping another inmate, Empangeni

South African Police Service

15 Years jail sentence for raping another inmate, Empangeni
15 Years jail sentence for raping another inmate

Empangeni Regional Court convicted and sentenced Sibusiso Thokozani Manqele (39) to 15 years imprisonment raping a 24 year old inmate. In May 2017, the victim was inside his prison cell at a prison in Empangeni when the accused left his prison cell, entered the victim’s cell and threatened to stab him with a sharpened toothbrush then raped him.

The accused left a terrified victim inside his cell. The victim reported the incident to a prison warder.

Empangeni police were alerted about the incident and a case of rape was opened. It was transferred to Empangeni Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for investigation. The accused was immediately charged for rape and taken to court.

He was then trialled and successfully prosecuted. He was convicted and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. This proves that there is justice in this country to anyone who has been a victim of crime regardless of who you are. The sentence will send a message to others who think that they can get away with crime, committed whilst in custody.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service