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Youth gets 15 years for rape

2012-02-07 20:43

Pretoria - A youth was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment for rape by the Selosesha Magistrates' Court, near Bloemfontein, on Tuesday, said police.

Mzwandile Gasa, 18, was found guilty of raping an 18-year-old girl in June, said Constable Consolation Mokoale.

"Mzwandile, who had been drinking with the victim's mother earlier that day in a tavern, went to her home and raped her in front of her siblings," said Mokoale.

"The mother was drunk and could not hear the incident."

During the rape, Gasa threatened to call his friends to join in and rape the siblings, said Mokoale.

Police found a used condom during their investigation. Gasa was arrested at a house in Botshabelo.