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40-Year Old Man Sentenced to an Effective 20 years Behind Bars for Raping 12 Year old Girl

SAPS | Kwa-Zulu Natal | NARI

9 Aug 2018, Plessislaer, KwaZulu Natal: The Pietermaritzburg Regional Court convicted and sentenced Mduduzi Mzolo (40) to an effective 20 years imprisonment for rape.

A 12-year-old victim said that in August 2017 the accused asked the victim to talk with him outside after her brother had disciplined her about playing away from home.

The accused acted as if he was concerned about the incident, he then asked the victim to come with him to the back of the house where he raped her.

A case of rape was opened at Plessislaer police station and the docket was transferred to Plessislaer Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for further investigation. The accused was eventually arrested and bail was opposed. He made several court appearances till he was convicted and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.