Durban – A 45-year-old grandfather, found guilty of raping his two grandchildren, was handed 2 life sentences in the Madadeni Regional Court. The man was found guilty of raping his two grandchildren, aged 9 and 11, in 2013.
According to KZN police, the children had been visiting their grandparents in September 2013 when the accused repeatedly raped them.
“The children reported the incident to their mother who had opened a case at the local police station and the grandfather was immediately arrested.
“Madadeni Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit investigator sent a well-prepared docket to court which led to the successful prosecution of the grandfather.
“He was sentenced to life imprisonment for each victim,” said KZN police spokesman Captain Nqobile Gwala.
KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa, commended the investigators for securing life sentences.
“We will continue to fight Gender-Based Violence with utmost solemnity to protect women and children of this country,” he said.