Cape Town A person over 69 was sentenced to life in prison by Port Elizabeth Provincial Court after being held responsible and charged with assaulting their 6-year-old granddaughter. The man from Gqeberha cannot be named to guarantee the character of the person concerned.
National Prosecutor's Office (NPA) Anelisa Ngcakani said the young woman lived with her grandparents after her mother died in 2014. The court heard that the grandfather had attacked the young woman several times. for a period of three years, from 2016 to 2019. The child was 6 years old and the grandfather was 64 years old at the time of the main attack.
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The court heard that the assaults often occurred when the boy's grandmother passed out from severe alcohol poisoning.
“During the Walk 2020, the young woman visited her paternal grandmother in Determination in Gqeberha. Due to the strict Covid19 blocking guidelines at the time, she was unable to return to her maternal grandparents in Kleinskool in Gqeberha, ”said Ngcakani. "At this moment the young man had the opportunity to uncover the crime that his paternal grandmother had been attacked."
The grandfather argued that he was not guilty of any charges against him in court. The boy and his two grandmothers confirmed in court and the grandfather demanded that he “never” attack the boy. The court sentenced the attacker's grandfather to life imprisonment on the basis of a compelling case brought by investigator Kenny van Biljon.
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