KZN man gets life for rape, kidnapping

2013-10-07 13:28


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Johannesburg - A man has been jailed for life by the KwaZulu-Natal High Court for rape, assault, and kidnapping, provincial police said on Monday.

Sphamandla Dlamini, 26, was sentenced on Friday for the rape and assault of two young girls, one of them 14-years-old, in Inchanga, Captain Thulani Zwane said.

The crimes occurred on 26 December 2011.

Dlamini was sentenced to two life terms, 10 years for a third count of rape, five years for kidnapping, and two years for assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

KwaZulu-Natal police commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni said it was hoped the sentence would deter other would-be offenders.

"We will not tolerate these criminal activities and we will ensure that through the quality of investigation criminals and rapists are prosecuted and moved away from society."

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