Heavy sen­tence for rapist

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Muzi Zin­c­ume

A CON­VICTED rapist, Senso Xulu, was sen­tenced to 16 years im­pris­on­ment in the Mtun­zini Re­gional Court last week.

The court heard that in July 2015 a 14-year-old vic­tim and her 12-year-old sis­ter left their home­stead in the Mkhun­yane area and were ap­proached by a sec­ond sus­pect, Sa­belo Shandu.

He in­vited the vic­tim into his home­stead where Xulu was present.

The vic­tim’s sis­ter asked to use the toi­let. While she was gone, Xulu or­dered the vic­tim to un­dress and then he raped her.

Af­ter Xulu left the room, Shandu en­tered and also raped her.

A case was opened at the Mtun­zini po­lice sta­tion and both sus­pects were ar­rested.

Dur­ing the trial Shandu died af­ter he was stabbed by a for­mer girl­friend.

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