A 54-year-old Man was sentenced to lengthy imprisonment for raping a mentally disabled stepdaughter in Pulaneng village, Limpopo. The incident took place on 02 January 2019.

It is said the mother of the victim left her at home together with the accused and departed to Maake Plaza for shopping.

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The stepfather took advantage of the defenceless mentally disabled victim and raped her during her mother’s absence.

Afterwards, the victim was threatened and instructed not to tell her mother until 01 February 2019. This is after the accused left for Gauteng and a 31-year-old victim managed to reveal the rape incident that was immediately reported at Maake police station.

A rape case was opened and transferred to Tzaneen Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) and Sergeant Klaas Mulungwa was tasked to further investigate the matter.

Man was sentenced to lengthy imprisonment for raping a mentally disabled stepdaughter
Pulaneng village is under the Greater Tzaneen Municipality

MAN SENTENCED FOR RAPING MENTALLY DISABLED STEPDAUGHTER

The Investigating Officer managed to locate the accused and arrested him after the accused handed himself on 25 February 2019.

The accused was later granted bail on 04 March 2019. Until when this matter was finalized by the Court on Wednesday 21 February 2024. He was handed a total number of 25 years imprisonment by the Naphuno Magistrate court on Wednesday, 21 February 2024.

‘I would like to send my sincere appreciation for the sterling work. That is continuously being executed by the police in Mopani District in ridding this Province of criminality,” said Commissioner of Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe.