Three rapists jailed for life

2012-04-14 08:17

Three men convicted of raping a woman in Ulundi were sentenced to life imprisonment by the High Court in Pietermaritzburg yesterday.

“They were each sentenced to life imprisonment for rape, 15 years each for house-breaking and five years each for assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm,” Lieutenant-Colonel Vincent Mdunge said.

Tholumusa Biyela (20), Mazwi Mdluli (21) and Sabelo Tholisano (23) broke into the 42-year-old woman’s house on October 31 last year.

“They demanded cash and when she told them she did not have money, Biyela pushed her to the bed and raped her. The other two... also raped her.”

The men stabbed her twice and left.

“The conviction and sentence was secured through the hard work and dedication of Ulundi family violence, child protection and sexual offences unit detectives,” Mdunge said.

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