NEWS IN BRIEF
MARYDALE A 23-YEAR-old rapist, who returned exactly two years later to rape his 64-year-old victim for the second time, has been sentenced to an effective 10 years imprisonment.
Collen Bob, from Marydale in the Northern Cape, was sentenced after he was found guilty of raping his victim, first on September 24 2015, and again two years later.
Police spokesperson, Captain Sergio Kock, said yesterday that during the first incident, Bob accosted his victim in the early hours of the morning, dragged her into the veld and raped her. The victim was on her way home form a local tavern.
“Bob returned to the victim’s house exactly two years later, kicked open the door in the early hours of the morning and raped her again while she was in bed.”
He was arrested hours later by the police in Marydale. The accused was linked with his DNA and sentenced for both rapes.” PIETERMARITZBURG baker has been found guilty of 21 counts of rape in the Pietermaritzburg High Court.
Menzi Shandu, 22, was found guilty of raping 20 children between the ages of 8 and 16 between the period of June – July 2016.
Acting Judge Anand Maharaj found Shandu guilty on 21 counts and acquitted him on four.
Shandu was found guilty of luring children in the France area in Pietermaritzburg; Ndalani in Richmond area and Illovo by allowing them to use his cellphones in exchange for sexual favours.
The court heard that he performed lewd acts on the children.
He was arrested after the community became suspicious about why so many boys were visiting his home. One of the boys told their mother and a case was opened in October 2016. He was arrested in 2017.
While Shandu claimed that many boys had consented to the sex Acting Judge Maharaj convicted him under the Sexual Offences Act Section 57 which states no male/female person under the age of 12 can consent to sexual intercourse. The court heard that there were about five victims below the age of 12.
Sentencing is expected tomorrow.