Eastern Cape: Rapist handed harsh sentence for rape of elderly woman
Willowvale Regional Magistrate' s Court sentenced 45-year-old man Monde Mthana to undergo 25 years imprisonment for raping a 74-year-old woman. The accused was sentenced on Tuesday 16 October 2018 at Willowvale Court.
It is alleged that the victim was walking alone on 24 April 2018 at about 15:00 from Mathanzima Village to Dadamba Village, Willowvale. She came across the accused who was not known to her. The accused attacked the elderly woman and dragged her to an open veld where she was raped.
A case of rape was registered at Willowvale Police Station. The case was investigated by Butterworth Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS). The accused was traced with the assistance of the community and arrested. Butterworth Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ngangema Xakavu has welcomed the sentence handed to the accused. Sentencing ActAgainstAbuse