A man (37) has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape of his nine-year-old niece, the accused cannot be named to protect the identity of the girl.
It had been reported to the Sundumbili SAPS on the 17th December 2019 that the girl was bathing at the communities water taps in Ngudwini when her uncle called her over, he requested that she visited the local shop. The victim did not make it to the shop, she was dragged into a nearby bush and raped.
The Sundumbili SAPS made preliminary investigations before handing the case over to the KwaDukuza Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit.
The man has been found guilty after numerous court appearances and will now face a life sentence.
The Ltnt General Khombinkosi Jula has said “This sentence will send a clear message that we will do everything within our control to remove sexual predators from our communities,”