Accused gets 15 years imprisonment for rape

THE Empangeni Regional court last week convicted and sentenced Thuthukani Mjwiri (24) to 15 years imprisonment after he was found guilty of raping a 22-year-old woman.

On 11 September 2015, the victim was with the accused visiting at a homestead, and on their way back the accused grabbed the victim and raped her.

A case of rape was opened at Empangeni police station and the docket was transferred to Empangeni Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for investigation.

Investigations led to the arrest of the accused on 2 August 2016. He made several court appearances until his sentencing.

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