Ex-boyfriend gets 25 year for rape

THE Empangeni Regional Court on Monday sentenced Lucky Vuyani Mkhize (39) to 25 years imprisonment for rape and 18 months for assault.

On 20 March last year a 31-year-old woman was in the Mazimazane area when she received a call from her ex-boyfriend asking her to collect the money that he had borrowed.

The victim went to him. He then instructed her to get inside his car and took her to his room, where he assaulted and raped her.

She escaped when he fell asleep.

Charges of rape and assault were opened at the Empangeni police station and the docket was transferred to Empangeni Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) unit for further investigation.

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The accused was arrested on 18 May this year and made several court appearances until his sentence.

Both sentences will run concurrently.

‘I am truly grateful for such a great team and especially the dedication of Sergeant Vusimuzi Gumede in this case.

‘We continue to urge all woman and children to come forward if they have been assaulted or if they have been victims of rape,’ said Empangeni FCS Cluster Commander, Colonel Makhosi Ncube.

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