A 32-year-old appeared at Carolina Magistrate for raping a six-year-old child.


Sibusiso Aaron Hlatshwayo was arrested by the Carolina police after a neighbour of the victim reported the matter to the local social worker, who alerted the police.

According to the communication officer at Carolina police, Sergeant Thabang Mokwana, Hlatshwayo , who is the boyfriend of the victims’ grandmother, repeatedly forced himself on the six-year-old girl while the grandmother was at work.

“The victim, who usually stays at home with the Hlatshwayo when the grandmother is at work, narrated her ordeal to one of the neighbours who reported the matter to the local social workers. A case docket was opened and he was arrested on the O4 August 2022 facing rape charges, hence his appearance,” said Mokwana.

Mokwana added that the suspect was remanded in custody and he will re-appear at the same court on Monday, August 15, 2022 for a formal bail hearing.