Three rapists sentenced to life

2017-11-22 06:00

THE Pietermaritzburg Regional Court sentenced three accused, Mduduzi Shabalala (29), Simphiwe Ngubane (33) and Mlungisi Kunene (35) to life imprisonment for
rape.

On June 2015 at 4.45am, a 45-year-old victim and her friends was returning from a party at Plessislaer when she met the three accused.

They assaulted and forced her into the nearest house where they were in Plessislaer and gang-raped her.

A case was opened at Plessislaer Police Station and was transferred to Plessislaer Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) for further investigation, which led to the arrest of the accused.

The three made various court appearances before being convicted and sentenced.

KZN Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa welcomed the sentence handed down and praised the detectives
for their hard work in solving the case.

“Violent men are not allowed to live in society.

“We will make sure that those involved in crimes against women are sent to prison indefinitely.

“We hope this sentence will serve as a warning to other would-be criminals,” he said.

- Supplied.

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