Teen rapist gets life plus 10 years

Durban Regional Court convicted and sentenced Phethuxolo Trafford Ngcamu (31) to life imprisonment for rape and 10 years’ imprisonment for kidnapping on Tuesday, 22 August.

A 14-year-old girl was on her way home in January 2015 when she met Ngcamu, who forced her into a minibus taxi without saying a word.

He took her to a house at Imfume Mission, where he repeatedly raped her until the next day. He released her and threatened to kill her if she mentioned her ordeal to anyone.

The victim reported the incident and a case of rape was opened at Amanzimtoti police station. It was transferred to the Umlazi Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit for investigation and Ngcamu was arrested.

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He was kept in custody until his conviction.

“Ngcamu’s actions proved he does not deserve to be within the community and must be where he can reconsider his actions and be rehabilitated. Abuse of women and children cannot be tolerated in our communities and we will fight gender-based violence,” said acting KZN provincial commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa.

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