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A MAN accused of raping his cousin at knifepoint will know how long he’ll be behind bars on 27 September, when his sentence is handed down by the Mhala Regional Court.

He was found guilty of raping her in 2014 at Green Valley, Acornhoek.

Previously accused Billy Mokoena pleaded not guilty and told the court he was having a love affair with his cousin. He claimed she asked for drinks at a tavern before they had sex.

“We agreed to sleep together that night.

“I was surprised when cops came to arrest me,” said Mokoena.

But his version was rejected by the victim. She testified in court that Mokoena broke a window and held her down at knifepoint.

The victim said: “I couldn’t believe that he could do such a cruel thing to me. I treated him as my brother.”

Magistrate Elmarie Theron said Mokoena tried to mislead the court. She praised the work of investigating officer Sergeant Stella Mkansi.

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