Men sentenced for raping teens

2011-08-24 09:04

Two rapists have been sent to jail by the Butterworth Regional Court in Eastern Cape.

Phumlani Futshane (23) was sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment for raping a 13-year-old schoolgirl in Nqguthu, near Butterworth, in March last year, the police’s Captain Jackson Manatha said.

He throttled her with wire, then raped her after finding her alone at home.

He said another man, Mpumelelo Tsholeka (20), was sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment for raping a 16-year-old at Bhumgeni informal settlement, near Butterworth, in August last year.

He beat her up and dragged her to a shack where he raped her. 

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