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Mpumalanga father in court for allegedly raping his daughters

The teenager’s last straw came on Monday evening, when her father entered her bedroom and allegedly raped her while her siblings slept.


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The horrid details of the torment a 43-year-old man from Mpumalanga allegedly put his daughters through have surfaced on the day of his court appearance.

The man, whose identity has been withheld, appeared at the Masoyi Periodical Court, in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, on Friday on multiple charges of sexual assault.

Daughters expose Mpumalanga father as alleged rapist

Police arrested the 43-year-old on Tuesday after his 13-year-old daughter defied his instructions and informed her teacher that she and her sister were his sex victims.

According to Mpumalanga police spokesperson Brigadier Leonard Hlathi, the teenager’s last straw came on Monday evening, when her father entered her bedroom and allegedly raped her while her siblings slept.

“The teenage girl was sleeping at night with her siblings when her father entered their bedroom. The man was not coming to faithfully check up on her daughters as a father should, but he had lustful intentions towards his own.

“It is said that he then allegedly whispered to the young girl’s ear that she must not wake her other sisters up. This man then allegedly raped her little daughter and warned her that if she ever breathes a word to anybody, he will kill her thereafter kill her siblings,” Brig. Hlathi revealed in a statement.

The defiant teenager bided her time and managed to make it to school the next day. Brig. Hlathi revealed that the 13-year-old informed her teacher of her father’s alleged sexual perversions.

She further revealed that her older sister was quietly suffering from her Mpumalanga father’s alleged sexual abuse.

“The victim also mentioned to the teacher that it was not the first time that her father raped her and further disclosed that her other sister is also a victim of the same circumstances.

“Police were notified about the incident and a case of rape was immediately opened at Masoyi SAPS and handed over to the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) Unit. The man was arrested by police and charged with two counts of rape,” Hlathi added.

“Children in our country are facing a real challenge” – Lt Gen Mondli Zuma

Mpumalanga top cop, Lieutenant General (Lt Gen) Mondli Zuma expressed his utter dismay with the allegations made against the father and urged the police and prosecutors to ensure that the 43-year-old never sees the light of day for the remainder of his living days if he, indeed, is guilty of raping his daughters.

“Children in our country are facing a real challenge of their lives because parents have turned against them. Instead of grooming them (kids) to be tomorrow’s leaders, there are parents who are determined to destroy chances of a bright future for these children.

“Such evil and heartless criminals cannot share a space with the law-abiding citizens. They should rather be locked up for good. I urge the Detectives, the Prosecution team as well as the Judiciary to close all loopholes on this case and ensure that the accused gets a maximum sentence, “ Mpumalanga Lt Gen Zuma said.