Accused found guilty of rape and sentenced to 10 years

According to Captain Mali Govender, the accused, 37-year-old Thobile Mgadi was found guilty of Rape and sentenced 10 Years imprisonment of which 2 years suspended for five years, in the Port Alfred Regional Court on Friday.

On 2017/10/15, the victim aged 24 years old was on her way to her boyfriend’s house when she met the accused and his relative. They accompanied her to the home of her boyfriend as they reside in close proximity to each other. They left her at the gate and she went into the house.

Approximately 45 minutes later the accused returned to the house and raped the sleeping victim.

A case was opened at the Nemato SAPS and shortly thereafter he was arrested.


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