37 years for East Cape killers

2011-12-13 21:25

Johannesburg - Two men were sentenced to 37 years in prison after being found guilty of robbery, rape and murder by the Eastern Cape High Court on Tuesday, police said.

Abongile Gedezana, 23, and Ayanda Malusi, 21, were sentenced to five years in prison for robbery, 10 years for rape and 22 years for murder, Lieutenant Colonel Mtati Tana said.

Their sentences would be served concurrently.

The two broke into a caravan in January last year. Armed with knives, and drunk, they attacked and raped a 60-year-old woman and critically injured her. She died in hospital later.

The pair also stole some items from the woman's caravan.

Eastern Cape police quoted Judge J Hartle telling the pair: "Your actions degraded the dignity of the woman and she was left traumatised and stressed, as she gave up all hope of living again, she was left dirty by your actions".

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