A 30-year-old woman, found guilty of raping her 10-year-old cousin, was handed down a life sentence in the Eshowe Regional Court, recently.
The conviction came after the court heard how she raped her relative, last year, at the Maqhakaza area.
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Provincial police spokesman, Lt Col Thulani Zwane said, “On August 24, 2018, the accused was invited to a birthday party of the younger brother of the victim. After the party, family members, the victim and the accused went to sleep in a rondavel house.”
In the middle of the night, the accused was caught raping the boy inside the rondavel.
When the victim was questioned about the heinous crime, he informed his mother that he was raped twice before by the accused.
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A case of rape was immediately opened at the local police police station. An intensive investigation by the FCS unit led to the accused being arrested the following month.
“This will send out strong message to other criminals, who might be involved in such criminal activities,” he added.
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