Eastern Cape man gets 15 years for rape

2015-02-25 17:01


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Johannesburg - An Eastern Cape man was jailed for 15 years by the Butterworth Regional Court on Wednesday, Eastern Cape police said.

Lusapho Mphiti, 28, raped a 25-year-old woman on her way home from a shebeen in October 2013, Captain Jackson Manatha said.

"On the way Lusapho Mphiti proposed to the victim, but his proposal fell on deaf ears.

"He then started to assault the victim until he overpowered her. He dragged the victim to a nearby bush where he raped her."

Mphiti was found guilty in November 2014.

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