The Alexandra Magistrates’ Court sentenced a 40-year-old father to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to raping his 17-year-old daughter.
The daughter was sexually molested between May 2022 and January 2023, according to the National Prosecuting Authority’s spokesperson in Gauteng, Phindi Mjonondwane.
Mjonondwane said the abuse began when the father asked the victim to come home from Zimbabwe to help her aunt with her newborn baby.
“The daughter sometimes would sleep on the floor, while her father slept with her stepmother in bed, but he would step down to the floor and rape her in the presence of the stepmother. However, the stepmother said she did not see or hear anything,” said Mjonondwana.
“When she fell pregnant, her aunt questioned her about who fathered the baby, and that is when she reported that her father was raping her. She also told her that her father forced her to frame any boy as the father of her unborn child. When her uncle heard the news, he then assisted her to open a case at Alexandra Police Station in January.”