Man gets 25 years jail term for rape and murder of his teen sister

A Despatch man was convicted in the Eastern Cape High Court for 25-year jail term for rape and an attempt murder of his teen sister.

The 21-year-old man acknowledged responsibility for the crimes, which were committed on July 12, 2019.

After raping his sister, he had left her unconscious in their home with a knife wound to the stomach, having initially beaten her with a brick.

According to National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Anelisa Ngcakani, the man had visited a friend on the day and returned home after “smoking drugs the whole day”.

His sister, who was 15 at the time, was alone at home. Their mother was at her Gqeberha workplace.

’’He forcefully undressed her. She resisted and he struck her face with a brick. As he raped her, she scratched his face.

’’He then continued striking her on the face and head with a brick,” Ngcakani said.

“The State advocate, Ismat Cerfontein, accepted the responsible plea and the younger man was discovered responsible and sentenced accordingly.’’

In 2017, a 25-year-old man was sentenced to 12 years for raping his sister. He had claimed innocence due to him being intoxicated.

The accused had threatened to stab his sister, who was 17 at the time, with a knife, then raped her and left.

She had not been living with her brother, as she was renting a room next to the school where she was studying. The incident took place in her room at about 11pm.

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