Hewitt to go to jail

Somila Nkosana
13 September 2016

The Constitutional Court has dismissed Bob Hewitt's quest to have his rape conviction overturned.

Hewitt has been found guilty of several counts of sexual offenses and will begin his six-year jail sentence from the 20th of September.

The now 75-year-old former Grand Slam tennis champion who was convicted early last year has been found guilty of raping two girls and sexually assaulting another.

These incidents happened in the 1980s when Hewitt was their tennis coach.

He has been out on R10 000 bail pending a series of appeals. Hewitt has to present himself to correctional services and start his prison sentence next week.


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