Man sentenced for life after suspected to have raped his child

By Iviwe Makhasi

On September 14, a man believed to have raped his child in Zwelitsha at Phakamisa in November last year has been sentenced to life in prison by Bhisho High Court.

This child is believed to be the child who came with his wife to their marriage.

The victim was seven years old at the time and incident happened after the child was playing with her friends and when she arrived home her father raped her and promised to beat her if she told her mother.

The child was living with his mother, her sister in marriage and the father, but at the time of the incident she was alone with the father.

The next day she told her mother what had happened to her after her mother noticed certain symptoms at her and where she teased her with questions until she told her, and the man was arrested last year December.

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