Men jailed for raping teen

2012-11-29 15:55

Johannesburg - Two men convicted of gang-raping a 15-year-old girl were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Mankweng Regional Court, Limpopo police said on Thursday.

Warrant Officer Moses Molepo said Lekwara Mashadikana, 20, and Peter Rachadi, 23, were sentenced on Wednesday for the crime committed in August 2008.

He said the men dragged the girl to one of their homes, in Nobody, Thakgalang, and repeatedly raped her.

"Mankweng SAPS acting station commander Colonel Eddie Enslin has welcomed the sentence and says [it] will serve as deterrent to would-be rapists," Molepo said.