Man sentenced to life for raping wheelchair-bound patient

By Chanice Jennike - 31 August 2019Views : 870


A 33-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a 12-year-old wheelchair-bound patient.

According to reports, Mmulelo Steven Macwili was sentenced in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on two counts of rape.

Macwili raped the girl at Life Pasteur Hospital on December 5, 2014.

NPA regional spokesperson Phaladi Shuping said that the court heard that on the day of the incident that Macwili first raped the complainant in her ward.

"He closed the curtains and inserted his finger into her private parts. He then took the complainant to the bathroom and raped her again,"  Shuping said. 

The victim told a doctor about the incident and she was asked to write the name of the violator on "a piece of paper as she could not talk". 

"She wrote the name of the accused. She also pointed out the accused at an identity parade."