Mtunzini rapist gets 16 years imprisonment
ONE of two men, who lured a young victim into his house and raped her, was found guilty at eSikhawini Regional Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.
Senzo Prince Xulu (29) was sentenced to 16 years in prison for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl at Mkhunyana Reserve in Mtunzini in August 2015.
During court proceedings it was revealed Xulu and his now deceased friend took turns raping her.
According to the victim’s testimony, Xulu had asked her to visit him and his friend at his house.
When she arrived at the house, the friend immediately left for the shops.
Xulu was left alone with her inside the house and that’s when he sexually assaulted her.
Her testimony also revealed that when the friend came back from the shop, he also raped her while Xulu was outside.
The case was opened at Mtunzini SAPS soon after the victim reported the matter to the authorities.
During the course of the trial, Xulu’s friend died.
Before sentencing, the magistrate said there was no link or evidence which suggested the two perpetrators had planned the attack together.
His final conclusion was that they both assaulted the girl individually, without the other’s knowledge.