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Life imprisonment for KZN woman who raped 10-year-old cousin

JOHANNESBURG: A 30-year-old woman who was caught raping her 10-year-old cousin brother after a birthday party has received a life sentence, police said on Wednesday.
According to a Police statement the sentence was handed on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 after the court heard how she raped a boy last year at Maqhakaza area, Eshowe. This will send a strong message to other criminals who might be involved in such criminal activities.
Lt-Col Thulani Zwane said the incident was uncovered in August 2018.

"The accused was invited to a birthday party (on August 24, 2018) of the younger brother of the victim at Maqhwakazi area, Eshowe," said Zwane. "After the party, family members, the victim and the accused went to sleep in a rondavel house. In the middle of the night the accused was caught raping a 10-year-old boy inside the rondavel," said Zwane.
According to SAPS statement when the boy was questioned about the rape, he told his mother that he was raped twice before by the accused.
A case of rape was opened at Eshowe police station for further investigation. After an intensive investigation by our experience Eshowe Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit members, the accused was arrested the following month and she was charged for rape.

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