Rapist receives hefty sentences

2016-04-07 06:00

A 24-YEAR-OLD man was sentenced to two life terms in prison at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday after he was found guilty of robbery and rape.

Siyabonga Mthanti received an additional 15 years for the robberies.

Two of the women were from Port Shepstone and one from Durban.

He lured the women through job advertisments on social media.

Mthanti tricked the Durban woman into meeting him for an “interview” after she applied for a job.

During their meeting, he held the woman at knife point and robbed her of her cellphone and cash. She managed to escape and was not raped.

The second and third victims, from Port Shepstone, were also responding to job opportunities posted by Mthanti on a website.

She was robbed of two cellphones and cash at knife-point and was raped and stabbed.

The third victim was robbed of two cellphones, and raped. All the incidents took place in Pietermaritzburg between June 2015 and January 2015.

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