SAPS NEWS: Empangeni Stepfather Sentenced to Life Imprisonment
Media Statement from Kwazulu-Natal Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
On Friday, 29 June 2018, Empangeni Regional Court convicted and sentenced a rapist (31) to life imprisonment after the court heard how he raped the victim. The investigating officer is glad that eventually the accused was sent to prison for life.
In December 2015, the victim (14) was with her stepfather and mother sharing a one-roomed house at Matshana area, Empangeni. When the mother of
the victim was working night shift, the victim used to stay behind with the accused and that is when he would rape and give her money to keep quite. The victim became pregnant and the matter was reported to the Empangeni police station for further investigation. Through hard work by the Empangeni Family Violence, Child and Sexual Offences Unit, the accused was arrested and charged accordingly.
Enquiries: Capt Nqobile Gwala: 079 525 8062