Bhuntsulwana Maginindane was sentenced by the Willowvale Regional Court in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday.
According to police spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha, the accused went to the homestead of the victim on 15 July 2016 at about 1am at Khwanyana Location, Gosani Village, Willowvale.
“He found the victim with her two sisters fast asleep. The other two girls managed to escape through the door and run for their dear lives,” Manatha said. “Unfortunately the victim was caught and she was severely assaulted by the accused.
“The accused then raped her and he later left.”
The victim managed to identify the accused as he is a local man and a case of rape was opened at Willowvale police station. An investigator of Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) was assigned to investigate and the accused was traced and arrested.
Eastern Cape Police provincial commissioner Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga welcomed the sentence.
– African News Agency (ANA)