Johannesburg – A 33-year-old man was convicted of rape by
the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday, said Eastern Cape
Xolisile Tose would be sentenced on Thursday, said police
spokesperson Thembi Gwe.
He raped a 6-year-old girl three years ago after luring
her to his home.
“He took her to his place and repeatedly raped her
and threatened to kill her if she told anyone,” said Gwe.
He released her the next day.
Community members found the girl on the street, wearing a
“The suspect was later arrested and charged with
rape,” said Gwe.
He has been in police custody since his arrest over two
years ago after the court denied him bail.