Rape of mentally challenged women, man gets life imprisonment

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Rape of mentally challenged women, man gets life imprisonment
Rape of mentally challenged women, man gets life imprisonment

The Nkandla Regional Court convicted and sentenced Thandolwenkosi Magwaza (35) to life imprisonment for raping a 26 year old woman. The sentenced was handed down on 12 June 2019, after the court heard how he raped a mentally challenged women at Mthungwini in Ekombe during 2014.

It is alleged on 12 September 2014, the victim was returning from a local shop. As she was about to cross Mdonso River, Magwaza appeared from the bush. He overpowered and raped her. After he left the scene and the victim went home and reported the matter to her mother. Ekombe police were informed and a case of rape was opened for investigation.

The docket was transferred to the Eshowe Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for further investigation and Magwaza was arrested three days later for rape.

Following an intense investigation by experienced detectives, a successful conviction and sentence was handed down by the court.

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