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A 63 year old man has been found guilty of raping his granddaughter. Photograph: Canva

Grandfather rapist gets hefty punishment for his crimes

The 63-year-old grandfather was found guilty of raping his granddaughter after he was caught alone in a room with the teenager.

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A 63 year old man has been found guilty of raping his granddaughter. Photograph: Canva

A 63-year-old Kwambonambi grandfather has been sentenced to life in prising in the Empangeni Regional Court after he was convicted of the rape of his 15-year-old granddaughter.

National Prosecuting Authority Regional Spokesperson for KwaZulu-Natal, Natasha Kara said that the teenager and her mother lived with their extended family at the man’s homestead at the time of the rape. The man is the girl’s maternal grandfather. 

Kara said that the man had raped his teenaged granddaughter four times between the period of 2018 and 2020.

Cousin catches grandfather in room with victim after the rape

“On the last occasion he had just raped the girl and was straightening his clothes when a family member – the girl’s cousin – walked in on them. The cousin immediately reported this to the girl’s mother,” Kara said.

“The girl was questioned and she then told her mother that her grandfather had raped her before as well. The matter was reported to the police and the child was taken for a medical examination. This medical evidence was presented in court as part of the state’s case,” Kara said.

Arguing in aggravation of sentencing of the grandfather, the regional court prosecutor, Sharon Bux, presented the court with victim impact statements that had been compiled by the girl and her mother. The victim impact assessment statements had been facilitated by court preparation officer, Seneliso Sibanda. 

“The girl said that the incident had left her with no self-esteem and that she felt dirty and worthless,” Kara said.

Kara said that the teenager’s mother had explained in the statement how her father had had betrayed her and her daughter’s trust and that she could not believe that her father would rape her child, when he was in fact supposed to protect and care for them both.

“The NPA welcomes this successful prosecution,” Kara said.