The 14-year-old victim form Dumisani Makhaye village, Empangeni alleged that on 01 January 2019 at 08:00, she was on her way to school when she was stopped by her 19-year-old boyfriend. The boyfriend dragged her to his homestead where he raped her and refused to allow her to go back to school. Later on that day the accused released the young lady who then went to her home and reported the incident to her mother.
A rape case was opened at Empangeni police station and the docket was transferred to Empangeni Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for further investigation. The accused was arrested at his place of residence for rape and kidnaping. He appeared in the Empangeni Magistrate’s Court and was granted bail. The case was moved to Empangeni Regional Court where he was convicted and sentenced to 18 years for rape and three years for kidnapping.