Two friends sentenced to life for raping sleeping KZN teen

Two associates bag life sentences in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Two males from KwaZulu-Natal responsible of breaking into a house and raping a sleeping teenager, have been sentenced to life imprisonment.

The police disclosed this sentencing on Thursday.

Ulundi Regional Courtroom sentenced the 2 associates, Sifundo Khumalo, 29, and Khethokuhle Dubazane, 26 to life imprisonment for rape on Wednesday.

Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala stated the incident occurred on 5 November, 2018.

He narrated that the 18-year-old lady was asleep in her house in Njomelwane in Mahlabathini when the duo- Dubazane and Khumalo- “gained entry by the window and accosted her”.

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“They raped her till the next morning. She reported the matter to the police and prices of rape had been opened on the Mahlabathini police station.”

“The docket was transferred to the Ulundi Household Violence, Youngster Safety and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) for additional investigation.”

“The accused had been later arrested and made a number of courtroom appearances till they had been efficiently convicted and sentenced.”

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Provincial commissioner Lieutenant-Normal Khombinkosi Jula was happy with the courtroom sentencing.

“We recognize the heavy sentence handed to the accused and we hope it’ll function a lesson to others. We pray that this heavy sentence will the assistance the victims to seek out closure and therapeutic,” stated Jula.

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