Frans Magwagwa (24) from Nazareth appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate’s Court last week and was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for rape.
It is alleged that in October 2018, at about 03:00, a 14-year-old female was walking from a party that was held at a house not far from her home in Nazareth when she came across the accused who started following her. In a blink of an eye he grabbed, raped her and fled the scene.
A case of rape was reported at Pinetown police station for investigation and the docket was transferred to Pinetown Family Violence and Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for further investigation.
Intensive investigations led to the arrest of Magwagwa who made several court appearances until he was convicted and sentenced to 18 years behind bars.