Teen receives life for rape

2013-08-15 07:25

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Johannesburg - Two men have been sentenced to lengthy prison terms for rape, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Wednesday.

On Monday, Nhlanhla Dlamini, 19, was sentenced in the KwaDukuza Regional Court to life imprisonment, for raping a 10-year-old girl in March, said police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge.

Dlamini invited the girl and her friend for something to drink at his house.

"While they were drinking, he poured alcohol into her drink and forced her to finish it. Her friend ran away."

Dlamini dragged the girl into nearby bushes where he repeatedly raped her.

On Tuesday, the same court convicted and sentenced 22-year-old Mfanafuthi Ntombela to 45 years imprisonment on three counts of rape, said Mdunge.

Ntombela dragged women into bushes or sugar cane fields and raped them.

The rapes were committed in 2009 and 2012.

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni commended police for the thorough investigations that led to the men's arrest.

"This is a victory to the SAPS especially in women's month."

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