Rapists get life in jail
Pretoria - Two Limpopo men were jailed for life on Wednesday for raping a 19-year-old girl, police said.
Jimmy Phalanda, 19, and Bashen Doctor Makoto, 23, were convicted in the Mankweng Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for raping the girl in 2009, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.
"The victim was walking with her friends on the night of August 18 in 2009 when they met the suspects. They gang-raped her and police took no time to arrest them."
He said the pair had pending criminal charges.
"Phalanda has an outstanding rape case against him, while Makoto still faces five charges of armed robbery and a murder case at Mankweng police station."