South Africa 17.10.2017 07:48 am

Kwaito star Brickz back in Joburg court

Kwaito star Sipho 'Brickz' Ndlovu leaves the Roodepoort Magistrate's court, 20th October 2014,Sipho Brickz' 'Ndlovu is facing charges of rape.

Kwaito star Sipho 'Brickz' Ndlovu leaves the Roodepoort Magistrate's court, 20th October 2014,Sipho Brickz' 'Ndlovu is facing charges of rape.

The ‘Sweetie My Baby’ hitmaker was found guilty of raping the daughter of his late sister on July 7, 2017.

Kwaito star Sipho Ndlovu, commonly known as Brickz, is expected to be sentenced for raping his 16-year-old relative, in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

His bail was revoked when he was found guilty of raping his then 16-year-old niece at his home in Ruimsig in 2013. The “Sweetie My Baby” hitmaker was found guilty of raping the daughter of his late sister on July 7, 2017.

On September 28, the rape survivor told the musician how he hurt her as part of the impact report read during pre-sentencing proceedings.

The rape survivor, who can not be named, did not attend the hearing owing to the publicity the trial was generating.

Her impact report, as read by the state prosecutor, Pratisha Salie, said: “Malume [uncle] you have really hurt me. I ask myself what I did for you to rape me. I wanted you to treat me like your daughter but you didn’t.”

At the time, the State asked the court to sentence Ndlovu to a minimum of 10 years in prison.

During the conclusion of the pre-sentencing proceedings, Prosecutor, Pratisha Salie, said said that there were no substantial circumstances to make the court deviate from handing down the minimum sentence of 10 years imprisonment.

Earlier defense attorney Piet Du Plessis asked the court not be swayed by demands for a lengthy sentence, but to rather be circumspect. Imploring the court to be lenient, he said his client was a first offender who could be rehabilitated. as well as to not hand down a sentence merely to satisfy the outcry of society which may not be rational.

 

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