Eastern Cape man jailed for rape, murder

2012-05-11 21:29

Johannesburg - A man was jailed for 33 years on Friday by the Eastern Cape High Court in East London for rape and murder, police said.

Lieutenant Colonel Mtati Tana said 27-year-old Siyabonga Solani was sentenced to 20 years for rape and 13 years for murder.

"Solani raped a 32-year-old woman in March 2010 before assaulting her."

Tana said the woman suffered serious head and body injuries and later died in hospital.