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Life term for raping mentally ill woman

Crime & Courts

Durban - A KwaZulu-Natal man convicted of rape was sentenced to life in prison by the Esikhawini Regional Court on Thursday, said police.

The 47-year-old man raped a mentally disturbed woman in Mpembeni near Port St Johns in August 2010, said Captain Thulani Zwane.

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“She was at home at Esikhawini area when she was approached by the man, who dragged her to the nearby sugarcane field 1/8and raped her 3/8,” he said.

The victim's sister, who became worried and went searching for her, caught the man in the act. He fled, but was arrested soon after. - Sapa

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