The Oudtshoorn Magistrate’s Court sentenced the municipality’s former deputy mayor for sexual assault.

The Oudtshoorn Magistrate’s Court has sentenced the former Deputy Mayor at the Oudtshoorn Municipality, Mlandeli Nyuka, to five-years imprisonment for sexual assault.

The National Prosecuting Authority says this is the second time Nyuka has been convicted and sentenced for sexual assault. Nyuka denied the allegations against him and alleged that the victim offered sexual favors to him in exchange for everything he did for her.

The court found that Nyuka had fabricated his evidence and abused his position of power to obtain sexual favours.

The former deputy mayor of the Oudtshoorn Municipality, Mlandeli Nyuka, has been found guilty of sexual assault and sentenced to five years in prison by the Oudtshoorn Magistrate's Court.
According to the National Prosecuting Authority, Nyuka has been found guilty and given a sentence for sexual assault twice already.
Nyuka refuted the accusations made against him, claiming that in return for all that he did for the victim, she offered him sexual favors.
The court determined that Nyuka had falsified his testimony and exploited his authority to get favors for sex.

“During cross-examination, he alleged she offered him sexual favours in exchange for everything he did for her. He could not satisfactorily explain why this version was not put to her, but only proffered during the defence’s case.

“She denied his allegations and testified that she always supported him in party matters,” said the National Prosecuting Authority.


Done by: Esobusi Mkangelwa


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