A Father sentenced to 18 years in prison for raping his 10-year-old daughter

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Naphuno Magistrate Court on Wednesday 30 November 2022 sentenced a 35-year-old male, to 18 years imprisonment for raping his 10-year-old biological daughter at Makgaung village in Ga-Sekororo.

According to the police report, on 02 December 2019 at about 05:00, the mother of the victim left her in the company of her father at home to go wash the clothes at a nearby house. When she returned to fetch the other clothes at home, the mother found both her daughter and father naked inside a one-roomed house.

Limpopo Police spokesperson Colonel Malesela Ledwaba said the mother enquired about what was going on but the father denied having sexual intercourse with the child. “She immediately rushed her daughter to Sekororo Hospital for medical examination and it was later discovered that the child was raped by her father”.

Ledwaba added that a rape case was opened at Maake Police Station the next day on 03 December 2019 and the father was immediately arrested on the said day.

“The case was transferred to Tzaneen Family Violence and Child Protection Unit (FCS) for further investigations and the accused was later granted bail after numerous court appearances”. The Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the members for meticulous investigations that ensured this lengthy sentence.

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