Two rapists sentenced to life imprisonment

2015-07-02 06:01

JUAME Thorne (26) and Luwayne de Wee (25) were sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a 47-year-old woman in Tsitsikamma on June 14.

They appeared in the Storms River Magistrate’s Court on June 24, where they pleaded guilty, says police spokesperson W.O. Gerda Swart.

“Thorne was found guilty on two counts of rape, while De Wee was found guilty on a charge of rape.”

According to Swart, the woman was jogging in the Tsitsi-kamma area, Stormsri-ver when she was approached by the two unknown men, who overpowered and raped her.

“Swift reaction by members of the Stormsriver police led to the arrest of the two suspects within hours after the rape was reported,” says Swart

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