A pensioner who raped a young girl in 2017 turn into once sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment by the Butterworth regional court docket this week.
Sithembiso Ngwanya,70, turn into once convicted and sentenced within the Butterworth regional court docket this week.
National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regional spokesperson Luxolo Tyali talked about Ngwanya raped his stay-in female friend’s nine-year-outdated daughter.
“On 11 December, 2017, the mummy of the young victim left her within the abet of at the shack she shared with Ngwanya near Ibika Township within the district of Butterworth.
“The mother had gone to work, the put she turn into once employed as a domestic employee.
“Ngwanya, a pensioner who doubled as a nightshift safety guard, returned from work later that morning and realized the young victim fiddling with her peers near their shack.
“He suggested the girl to secure abet dwelling and raped her before letting her return to play with other children,” Tyali talked about.
The young girl reported the sexual violation to her mother when she returned from work.
“But Ngwanya had already left for work. When he returned the following morning, he turn into once met by excited community members who assaulted him. He turn into once rescued by police and arrested.”
Ngwanya denied the rape within the future of trial and “claimed that the girl fabricated the accusation with out a basis.”
Under wrong-examination by prosecutor Jongikhaya Dudumashe, Ngwanya contradicted himself and the court docket realized him responsible.
“Magistrate Bantu Kovu realized that the rapist’s age of 70 turn into once a compelling reason for him to deviate from the prescribed minimal sentence of life imprisonment for raping a minor,” Tyali talked about.
He talked about they welcomed the court docket ruling.