October 17 2017 – KWAITO star Sipho Ndlovu, popularly known as “Brickz” to 15 years in jail for raping his 16-year-old relative, by the Roodepoort Magistrates Court, today.
Sentencing had been postponed to Tuesday, when Magistrate John Baloyi said: “I am satisfied that a sentence of 15 years is an appropriate in the present matter ..”
The musician, who committed the crime in 2013 at his home in Ruimsig, has been behind bars since his bail was revoked. The Sweetie My Baby” hitmaker was found guilty of rape on July 7, 2017.
On September 28, the rape survivor told the musician how he hurt her as part of the impact report read during pre-sentencing proceedings.
The rape survivor, who can not be named, did not attend the hearing owing to the publicity the trial was generating.
In her impact report, read by the state prosecutor, Pratisha Salie, she said: “Malume [uncle]you have really hurt me. I ask myself what I did for you to rape me. I wanted you to treat me like your daughter but you didn’t”.
At the time, the State asked the court to sentence Ndlovu to a minimum of 10 years in prison.
During the conclusion of the pre-sentencing proceedings, Prosecutor, Pratisha Salie, said said that there were no substantial circumstances to make the court deviate from handing down the minimum sentence of 10 years imprisonment. – ANA