KZN teenager sentenced to 15 years in jail for raping 12-year-old boy

A KZN teenager who raped a 12-year-old boy has been jailed for15 years. Sifiso Nkatha, 18, was convicted and sentenced in the Durban Regional Court this week. Police said the incident took place on June 19, 2018. The victim was playing with his friends when he was called by the accused, who was 15-years-old at […]

Man burnt to death after raping his own cousin’s wife in the bush

He allegedly broke into his own cousin’s house on Friday, 2 April, and raped the man’s wife! Angry residents of Casteel Trust in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, then launched a manhunt for the 45-year-old man. They caught him on Monday, 5 April, and burnt him to death. A resident told the People’s Paper: “We’re tired of crime […]

91-year-old Mpumalanga man and his 30-year-old girlfriend caught for raping girl (11)

A 91-year-old man and his 30-year-old girlfriend from Mpumalanga appeared in court this week on charges of rape and child neglect. The elderly man faces charges of raping his partner’s 11-year-old daughter, while her mother is accused of child neglect. The couple went on the run after a good Samaritan rescued the woman’s three children. […]

Man sentenced to 400 years in jail for raping his 10-year-old daughter almost 1000 times

The 46-year-old man who raped his 10-year-old stepdaughter close to 1,000 times over five years was sentenced to nine life terms in the Durban high court on Friday. The Verulam man was further given a 173-year prison sentence after being found guilty of 56 counts relating to rape, human trafficking, s.e.xual grooming, s.e.xual abuse and […]

Correctional Services official charged with raping his 7-year-old son

A Correctional Services official appeared in the Malmesbury Magistrate’s Court on Friday for the alleged rape of his 7-year-old son. The official, 45, who is stationed at the Malmesbury Correctional Facility, was allegedly caught out when a friend allegedly filmed him molesting the child and alerted officers who live in the barracks. Provincial police spokesperson […]

EC teen sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping a boy and girl

An Eastern Cape teenager was sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping a nine-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl in separate incidents in Port Elizabeth. On Thursday, the 17-year-old boy was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in the Port Elizabeth Regional Court for two counts of rape which took place in September 2019 and […]

Western Cape man sentenced to 2 life terms in jail for raping two elderly men

The Robertson Regional Court has handed down two life sentences to Hennury Cloete who raped two men in 2015, 2016, and 2018. Cloete was accused of breaking into the home of a 60-year-old Suurbrak mentally disabled man and raping him on two occasions in 2015 and 2016. NPA spokesperson, Eric Ntabazalila, said the disabled man […]

HIV-positive man sentenced to life in jail for raping 16-year-old boy

An HIV-positive Northern Cape man who was found guilty of raping a 16-year-old boy has been sentenced to life imprisonment. Police spokesperson Captain Olebogeng Tawana said that a charge of attempted murder was laid against the 37-year-old accused, Edmund Farao, during the trial, where it emerged that Farao was HIV positive and that he had […]

Pastor found guilty of raping woman and robbing her of her clothes

A Mpumalanga pastor has been convicted of raping a 39-year-old woman. The 45-year-old Vlaklaagte pastor, Chris Derrick Gabisani Xaba, was also found guilty of a charge of robbery in the Witbank Regional Court on Thursday. He is a pastor at a charismatic church in Vlaaklaagte, near KwaMhlanga. According to police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, the […]