Two KZN child rapists to spend life behind bars

Two KZN child rapists to spend life behind bars

Two KwaZulu-Natal men have each begun serving double life sentences for the rape of four children in separate incidents. 

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A 44-year-old Inanda man was slapped with two life terms by the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court for the repeated rape of his two biological daughters. 

The National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) Natasha Kara says it was found that the man, who has a speech and hearing impairment, had sexually abused his 15-year-old daughter since the age of 5, while his six-year-old daughter had also been repeatedly abused. 

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Kara says the children were initially afraid to report the matter to police and to their mother who is also speech and hearing impaired.

"In January 2019 whilst the 6-year-old victim was playing with her friend, she mentioned what her father was doing. The conversation was overheard by an adult neighbour. 

“The matter was reported to a community leader and a case was opened. It is at this stage that the older daughter also disclosed her encounters with her father."

In the Empangeni Magistrate’s Court, a 26-year-old man from Ntseleni was handed a double life sentence for the rape of his 10-year-old niece and her 11-year-old friend between 2016 and 2018. 

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Kara says the man lived on the same homestead as his niece.

"In the state’s case, Regional Court Prosecutor Sharon Bux led the testimonies of both the victims, the first report as well as the lady who had conducted the virginity testing. A medical doctor also testified for the state. The NPA welcomes the successful prosecution."

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