South African singer Sipho Ndlovu a.k.a Brickz, has bagged a 15-year jail sentence for raping a 16-year-old relative in 2013.
Brickz was found guilty of raping the victim who bled after the incident as her hymen was broken, as she was a virgin at that time. He reportedly threatened to kill her if she told anyone.
Passing his judgement Magistrate Baloyi, said the victim who was unaware that she had been infected with a sexually transmitted disease, wanted to end her life as a result of the trauma and became fearful of the musician. Though Brick’s cousel argued for a lenient sentence, however Baloyi said the Kwaito star has not shown remorse for his crime and the court has a duty to protect the freedom of women.
Brickz who was all smiles as he walked into court to hear his fate, was first arrested in 2013 after the teenager accused him of raping her in his Johannesburg flat. He denied the charge and the trial lasted for three years. The teenager had lost her parent and had moved in with the Uncle who turned out to be her rapist.