69-year-old man gets life behind bars for rape of young teen

A 69-year-old man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for raping a 13-year-old girl.

Moses Ntlhako was sentenced by the Eastern Cape High Court in Grahamstown on Tuesday.

According to police spokesperson Captain Namhla Mdleleni, Ntlhako raped the girl was raped in 2017 at a caravan park in Queenstown, Eastern Cape, while she was alone.

“It is alleged that the victim was threatened by the suspect until he was seen by her grandfather trying to kiss her and it’s [then] when the victim [broke her] silence. A case of rape was opened and the suspect was arrested,” Mdleleni said. 

During the hearing, the court heard that the victim was raped and threatened.

Investigating officer, Warrant Officer Zukiso Ngwadla, successfully opposed bail, according to Mdleleni.

Ntlhako was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Cluster commander Major General Funeka Siganga commended Ngwadla for his good work.

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