Two broth­ers given 18 years jail time for rap­ing sis­ter

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO NEWS -

TWO broth­ers of Chol­wane area out­side Nkandla were con­victed by Nkandla Re­gional Court on last Thurs­day, for rap­ing their own bi­o­log­i­cal sis­ter at their home­stead.

The two ac­cused, both aged 23, were sen­tenced to 18 years jail im­pris­on­ment each.

The Re­gional Court heard that in Jan­uary last year, the ac­cused es­corted their sis­ter into the room and raped her.

The two were caught red­handed by one of their fam­ily mem­bers who res­cued the vic­tim from her broth­ers.

A case of rape was opened at Nkandla Po­lice Sta­tion, and the docket was trans­ferred to Eshowe FCS for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

The ac­cused fled from their home shortly af­ter the in­ci­dent and one of them was ar­rested in Man­deni in the same month, and the sec­ond sus­pect was ar­rested in Gaut­eng in Fe­bru­ary this year.

They made sev­eral ap­pear­ances at Nkandla Mag­is­trate’s Court and were de­nied bail un­til Mon­day, when Nkandla Re­gional Court sent them to jail for 18 years im­pris­on­ment each.

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