Eastern Cape man jailed for 87 years

2013-08-20 17:19

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Johannesburg - Two men accused of various crimes have been given lengthy prison sentences by the Eastern Cape High Court in Port Elizabeth, police said on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Thembile Wilson Marwana, 38, was sentenced to 87 years in prison and his accomplice Lwandile Gogela, 26, to 48 years.

Police spokesperson Thembi Gwe said the two men were arrested for a range of crimes since July 2008.

"They were charged with robbery, kidnapping, possession of unlicenced firearm and ammunition, rape and attempted murder," said Gwe.

The two were arrested on 22 July after police spotted them in Dimbaza township, in Port Elizabeth.

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