Man shown ‘mercy’ for raping daughter to be punished properly

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Man shown ‘mercy’ for raping daughter to be punished properly

Now suspended magistrate gave him a suspended sentence for raping the girl, 11. This time he may get life

Tania Broughton

Another child rapist, given a slap on the wrist by now-suspended Umlazi magistrate Kholeka Bodlani, has been rearrested and is due to be resentenced next month.

The man cannot be named because he was convicted of raping his 11-year-old daughter. He appeared, for a second time, in the Durban Regional Court on Tuesday and remains behind bars until he is sentenced.

He was one of dozens of accused who was given shockingly lenient sentences by Bodlani, in spite of minimum sentencing legislation which attracts life imprisonment unless there are substantial and compelling circumstances...

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