Rapists behind bars for 20 years each

2016-05-26 06:00

TWO men, Khonzelani Mkhize (25) and Muzikhona Ngcobo (35) were sentenced to 20 years’ in the Scottburgh Regional Court last week for the rape of a woman in the Mtwalume area.

In May 2014, the complainant and her friend visited a tavern in the area.

At some point during that evening, the complaint’s friend left without informing her. The complainant waited and eventually also left the tavern.

As she walked to the road, with the hope of securing a lift, she was approached by the two accused. They told her it was too late for her to be out on the road and offered her a place to stay at the one accused’s home overnight. They mentioned he had a sister who she could share a room with.

The complainant agreed and they walked together. On reaching the shack, they threatened her with a knife and forced her to undress.

Accused one raped the complainant in the presence of accused two, who then raped her as well.

The men raped the woman for a second time after which accused two left. The complainant waited for accused one to fall asleep and she ran away.

She saw a community member on the road and reported the incident to her.

The police were called and when they arrived they found accused one still asleep. He was arrested and then asked to lead them to accused two.

The matter was finalised by regional court prosecutor, Active Njakazi.

- Supplied.

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