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Men jailed after raping girl 8 years ago

2012-01-19 22:43

Mbombela - Two men have each been sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment by the Moretele Magistrate's Court for raping a girl, eight years after the crime, Mpumalanga police said on Thursday.

Steven Ramalepa and Paris Morolo were jailed on Wednesday, Sergeant Hastings Chaane said.

The pair, both aged 28, were arrested on March 29 2004, a day after they raped the girl in Marapyane village. She was 14 at the time.

"The teenager was walking home from a shop around 19:00 when the men grabbed her. They threatened the child with a knife and took turns raping her on the side of the street."

Comments
  • Godfried - 2012-01-20 02:38

    Why did it take so long for justice to be served? Poor girl raped first by the the thugs and then the courts. I hope the Commission of Gender Equality follow up.

      Siso - 2012-01-20 07:47

      My question exactly Godfried, our court system and justice fails us sometimes. Why drag the case if the evidence is there.

      Squeegee - 2012-01-20 08:03

      There is a positive side - they were sentenced, finally. Lets hope that other cases will be followed through -even if it takes long. Justice served rather than justice denied.

      procold2 - 2012-01-20 11:49

      jailed, they should be shot.

  • Monica - 2012-01-20 06:52

    the court should have cut their dangly and let them go ,they will never rape again

  • Siso - 2012-01-20 07:44

    What kind of a man rape a 14 year old, what pleasure do you honestly get from forcing yourself to someone without their consent. They killed this young girl self esteem and the sentence they received wont bring this little girl's virginity. They are pig and they derserve to rot in jail.

  • dumisiledee - 2012-01-20 09:38

    And they flippen got lousy 15 years each? what a flippen disgrace!

  • Lee-Anne - 2012-01-20 15:40

    Sick! It took our police 8 years to find these scum, and then they only get 15 years in jail?! I hope they get raped so bad in jail they will never be able to walk again!!!!!!

  • Ken - 2012-02-08 09:26

    Hopefully the rapists were in jail for eight years awaiting trial.

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