Inmate gets 15 years for rape
THE Empangeni Regional Court on Friday convicted and sentenced Sibusiso Thokozani Manqele (39) to 15 years imprisonment for raping a 24-year-old inmate.
In May 2017, the victim was inside his prison cell at a prison in Empangeni when the accused left his prison cell, entered the victim’s cell and threatened to stab him with a sharpened toothbrush and then raped him.
The victim reported the incident to a prison warder.
Empangeni police were alerted about the incident and a case of rape was opened.
It was transferred to Empangeni Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for investigation.
The accused was immediately charged for rape and successfully prosecuted.
He was convicted and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.