Life sentence for rapist uncle
THE eShowe Regional Court on Tuesday sentenced Sibusiso Derrick Mhlongo (44) to life imprisonment after he was found guilty of the rape of his 11-year-old niece.
Mhlongo was arrested last year and charged with the rape of his niece on two separate occasions.
According to King Cetshwayo police spokesperson, Captain Mbongeni Mdlalose, the victim was at home in the Emakhasaneni area near Melmoth with her family in 2016.
‘The girl was asked to take supper to her uncle. When she entered his homestead he grabbed and raped her.
‘He then threatened her with a cane knife, saying he would kill her and all the members of her family if she told anyone.’
Mdlalose said the uncle raped the girl again last year.
Despite her uncle’s threats, the girl reported the matter to her sister, who took her to the local social worker.
The matter was then referred to the police.