A 31-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping an aged Mpumalanga girl twice.
The sentence was handed by the Mhala Regional Courtroom in Bushbuckridge on Tuesday.
The court docket heard that the person, Regiment Maluleke broke into the home of the outdated girl twice whereas she was asleep, severely assaulted and raped the 82-year-old girl. He threatened the outdated girl with a knife and raped her on two separate events close to Hazyview, Mpumalanga, in 2017.
In keeping with the police spokesperson, Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, the girl was reluctant to report the primary case; nonetheless, after the second assault, she knowledgeable her neighbours.
“The matter was then delivered to the eye of the police who opened two instances of rape. They managed to hint Maluleke and arrested him for the crimes. On 12 February, Maluleke was convicted of his crimes, therefore his sentencing [on Tuesday],” Hlathi mentioned.
Maluleke was additionally declared unfit to own a firearm and his title will probably be entered into the register of sexual offenders.