Life sen­tence for rapist un­cle

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO CLASSIFIEDS -

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.

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