Heavy sentence for rapist
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.