Police arrest man who allegedly used daughter as sex slave for nine years
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Police arrest man who allegedly used daughter as sex slave for nine years

Khoza said South Africa faced many instances of children being raped by their fathers, stepfathers and uncles.

The South African police have arrested a man in the KwaZulu-Natal area of Bulwer town for allegedly using his daughter as a sex slave for nine years.

News24 quoting the provincial Department of Social Development reported that the suspect was arrested at his workplace on Tuesday after his daughter opened a case against him.

According to the police, he had started raping the girl in 2012.

It was also reported that her mother had died and she was living with her stepmother.

KwaZulu-Natal Social Development MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza said a team of social workers "spent hours" talking to the 21-year-old victim, who detailed how her father "groomed her as his sexual slave".

"After an interaction with the social workers, the victim resolved to go to the police station to open a rape case against her father."

Khoza said the victim was immediately removed and taken to a shelter, with social workers providing her with psycho-social support.

She added that "No bail should be given to such people as they don't deserve to stay in our communities. How can a person rape a child for nine years and pretend as if it's normal?"

Meanwhile, police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala confirmed the incident, saying the man will appear in the Hlanganani Magistrate's Court soon.

Social workers were sent to the KwaMakhongwane area in Bulwer in the Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma Local Municipality this week to meet with the victim and her family.

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