Tebogo Msimanga |
The Roodepoort Magistrates’ Court sentenced a 53-year-old father to 18 years imprisonment for the rape and sexual assault of his daughter. The accused was married to the mother of the complainant from 1992 to 2019 when they divorced, after the initiation of the criminal proceedings.
National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Gauteng spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane said the court heard that the complainant was raped from 2010 to 2015 when she was seven to 12 years old. “The father started grooming her from that age, using the bible as his yardstick and would make her promise not to tell anyone.”
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said it hates crimes of such heinous nature and hopes that the complaint found solace for her lost innocence.