Man sentenced for trafficking girl, 14, raping and forcing her into marriage



A man has been sentenced to 22-years for illegally trafficking a 14-year-old girl to SA, raping and forcing her into marriage in 2017.

Angelo Mulambo, 30, was sentenced by the Pretoria high court.

The young girl was kidnapped on her way to school two years ago.

the National Prosecuting Authority explained the matter:

“The minor victim, a 14-year-old child originally from Mozambique, met with her neighbour, who took her to the Mulambo family home.”

“This was under the pretence that she was getting her a babysitting job as she was staying with and depended on her grandmother after her mother died.”

“On her arrival, she was told she was Mulambo’s second wife and taken to his room where she stayed and shared a bed with him.”

“A few days later, Mulambo brought her to SA illegally, and stayed at a shack in Mamelodi East together with his first wife.”

“There she shared a bed with Mulambo and his first wife, and was exposed to sexual acts between the couple”.

NPA said she was raped by Mulambo twice, including anally on both occasions.

The teenager managed to escape to a neighbour’s house in September 2017.

There she narrated her ordeal.

“The neighbours called the police and Mulambo was arrested; and has been in custody since,” the NPA said.

The 30-year-old was charged with human trafficking, rape, kidnapping and assisting a person to be in the country illegally.

Judge Pierre Rabie commended the work of the Thuthuzela Care Centre who took care of the minor until she was reconciled with her family in December 2019.

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