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Life sentence for rapist dad

Durban - A KwaZulu-Natal man has been jailed for life by the Umlazi Regional Court for raping his 13-year-old daughter, police said.

Spokesman Colonel Jay Naicker said the man raped his biological daughter at J section in Umlazi, south-west of Durban, in June last year.

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“He told her that he has to do it as the father. The victim informed her mother, who was not at home during the incident,” he said in a statement.

“A case of rape was opened.... The father was arrested and convicted after several court appearances. He was sentenced to life in prison by Umlazi Regional Court.”

Provincial commissioner Lt-Gen Mmamonnye Ngobeni welcomed the sentence on Wednesday.

“We will protect women and children against vicious abusers and will keep them behind bars where they belong,” she said in a statement.

“It is very disturbing that a father will carry out such a horrendous act of violence against his own child.”

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