Paramedic rapists found guilty

2012-07-19 10:47

Two men were found guilty in the South Gauteng High Court of raping two paramedics.

“They are found guilty,” Judge Sherise Erica Wiener said today.

Richard Tshifhiwa Luruli (29), and Michael Khorombi (30), raped the two women paramedics when they responded to an emergency call to help a toddler with burn wounds in Durban Deep, Roodepoort, in March 2010.

The pair was also found guilty of robbery, unlawful possession of a firearm, and compelling another to perform a sexual assault.

The men had tried to force a 20-year-old passer-by to rape one of the women.

Yesterday, Wiener said the evidence of Luruli and Khorombi was contradictory and evasive.

The account given by the State’s witnesses was credible and they corroborated one another, she said.

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