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KWAITO star Brickz (Sipho Ndlovu) has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping his niece.
Mabrigado was handed the sentence on Tuesday in the Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court. This was after he was found guilty of raping the 17-year-old in 2013.
Magistrate John Baloyi handed down the sentence. He was asked to consider Ndlovu’s status in society and the charity work he does. That however failed to sway the magistrate.
“These circumstances elevate the seriousness of the rape and renders the minimum sentence of 20 years as crossly inadequate. In the result, the accused is sentenced to 15 years imprisonment,” he said.
Last month the state asked the Court to sentence him to a minimum of 10 years. Prosecutor Pratisha Salie said there were no substantial circumstances to make the court deviate from handing down the minimum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment.