Brickz sentenced to 15 years over rape

South African kwaito star Sipho ‘Brickz’ Ndlovu has been sentenced to 15 years in jail over a rape of a seventeen relative he was convicted of in 2013.

Brickz PIC: eNCA

Magistrate Baloyi detailed testimony from the victim which said that she was bleeding after the incident as her hymen was broken. She was a virgin at the time, and was in severe pain.

Baloyi said the victim had been told by Brickz to take a bath after the rape and had threatened to kill her if she told anyone. He also said the victim was unaware that she had been infected with a sexually transmitted disease.

The victim said she wanted to end her life as a result of the trauma and became fearful of the musician.

Brickz says he is innocent and ‘the truth will come out’.

His legal team says it will challenge the both conviction and sentencing.

With information from TimesLIVE