Yesterday, 10 October 2017, the Maluti Regional Court found the accused, Nkosithethile Sithole (30) from Skiti village guilty of rape and sentenced him to life imprisonment.
The Regional Court heard that on the 2016/12/12 at about 19:00, the accused was walking in the street in Thulang village, next to Maluti when he met the 53-year-old victim and forcefully took her to his residence where he raped her repeatedly, the whole night. Fortunately for the victim, the accused fell asleep, since he was heavily intoxicated, so the victim managed to escape and went to police to report the matter.
The investigating Officer, Sergeant Sindiswa Ntloko of the Matatiele FCS Unit is commended for her diligent work and investigation.
Source: South African Police Service