Man locked up for life for raping mentally handicapped cousin

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The Eshowe regional court has sentenced a 25-year-old man to life imprisonment for raping his 33-year-old mentally handicapped cousin.

KwaZulu-Natal police spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said the mentally handicapped man was at home in Gingindlovu on New Year’s Day when the suspect raped him at around 4am.

"The two brothers of the victim who came from enjoying themselves for the New Year’s Day‚ noticed that the door of a rondavel where their brother was sleeping was not properly closed and they became suspicious‚" Zwane said.

"They went inside and caught the suspect and the victim half naked."

A rape case was opened at the Gingindlovu police station after the suspect confessed.

Source: TMG Digital.

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