Child rapist handed life imprisonment

KING WILLIAM’S TOWN – The Bisho High Court today handed a stiff sentence to 31-year-old Tashume “Happy” Bambore, a shopkeeper. This follows a senseless rape of a 5-year-old girl in a shop at Pakamisa township outside King William’s Town in March 2019. The little girl went to the shop to buy ice lollies and biscuits when she was lured into the bedroom and raped by the shopkeeper who was alone at the time.

The Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga welcomes the outcome. “As a province we are concerned about regular reports of adult men forcing themselves on young children. We are grateful for the outcome of the good working relationship between our detectives, the courts and the prosecuting authority. We have an urgent need to train young men to understand that rape and other sexual offences are not acceptable behaviour, she added.



Source: South African Police Service

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