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2022/07/26      |  Written By:  Captain P Mpinge   |   Province:  Kwazulu-Natal

The family of a 13-year-old victim of rape have received some justice when her rapist was sentenced on 6 July 2022 in the Port Shepstone Regional Court to life imprisonment. The accused Mthokozisi Mthoko Gumbi (34) was also declared unfit to possess a firearm and is not permitted to work with children in addition to his name being recorded in the National Register for Sex offenders.

The accused was able to lure the child on 14 September 2019 to his room and the brave victim reported the rape to a family member who then contacted the police.  He remained in police custody throughout the trial. The investigating officer was Detective Sergeant Nkosentsha Ntini of Margate Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS).

The investigating officer: Detective Sergeant Nkosentsha Ntini