National 25.8.2016 01:23 pm

Man jailed for raping six-year-old

Picture: Thinkstock

Picture: Thinkstock

The victim’s grandmother was at the homestead when she was alerted to the child being raped.

Esikhaleni Regional Court in KwaZulu-Natal has on Wednesday sentenced a 51-year-old Ginqi Ngema to 25 years behind bars for raping a six-year-old girl in her homestead in December 2015, police said on Thursday.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Shooz Magudulela said the victim’s grandmother was at the homestead in the Ndaya area when she was alerted to the child being raped in a house by the accused.

He also warned against leaving young children own their own.

“The case was reported to Esikhaleni SAPS, and the docket was transferred to Emapngeni Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for further investigation.”

Magudulela said the accused was apprehended the same day and made several court appearances until he was sentenced.

He also warned against leaving young children own their own.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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