A 35-year-old male father has been sentenced to an effective 18 year imprisonment for raping his 10 year-old biological daughter. The unfortunate incident took place at Makgaung village in Ga-Sekororo.
The Naphuno Magistrate Court under Maake Policing area today, Wednesday 30 November 2022 handed the sentence.
According to the police report, on 02 December 2019 at about 05:00. The mother of the victim left her in company of her father at home to go wash the clothes at a nearby house.
FATHER RAPES BIOLOGICAL DAUGHTER
When she returned to fetch the other clothes at home. The mother found both her daughter and father naked inside a one roomed house.
The mother enquired what was going on but the father denied having sexual intercourse with his biological daughter.
She immediately rushed her 10 year-old daughter to Sekororo Hospital for medical examination and it was later discovered that the child was raped by her father.
A rape case was opened at Maake Police Station the next day on 03 December 2019. The father was immediately arrested on the said day.
The case was transferred to the Tzaneen Family Violence and Child Protection Unit (FCS) for further investigations. He was later granted bail after numerous court appearances.
On 22 November 2022, the accused was convicted for rape of a minor girl and handed an 18 years imprisonment imposed by the Naphuno Magistrate on Wednesday 30 November 2022.
The Provincial Commissioner of Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has commended the members for meticulous investigations that ensured this lengthy sentence.