Life imprisonment for kidnapping, assault and rape, Greytown

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Life imprisonment for kidnapping, assault and rape, Greytown
Life imprisonment for kidnapping, assault and rape, Greytown

On 17 May 2019, Greytown Regional Court sentenced Bhekisisa Khumalo (28) to life imprisonment for raping his former girlfriend in November 2018. A 27 year old female was at her home in Tent Town when her former boyfriend demanded to enter her premises. He gained entrance armed with a knobkerrie and took her to his place of residence.

He raped her several times while threatening her. A case of rape was opened at the Greytown police station and transferred to the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for investigation.

The accused was immediately arrested and taken to court for prosecution where he was sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and five years’ imprisonment for kidnapping.

The investigating officer also presented evidence to the court that the victim had been hospitalised after Khumalo stabbed her several times.

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