Two friends sentenced to life for raping sleeping KZN teen
Two friends bag life sentences in KwaZulu-Natal.
Two men from KwaZulu-Natal guilty of breaking into a home and raping a sleeping teenager, have been sentenced to life imprisonment.
The police disclosed this sentencing on Thursday.
Ulundi Regional Court sentenced the two friends, Sifundo Khumalo, 29, and Khethokuhle Dubazane, 26 to life imprisonment for rape on Wednesday.
Police spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said the incident happened on 5 November, 2018.
He narrated that the 18-year-old woman was asleep in her home in Njomelwane in Mahlabathini when the duo- Dubazane and Khumalo- “gained entry through the window and accosted her”.
“They raped her until the following morning. She reported the matter to the police and charges of rape were opened at the Mahlabathini police station.”
“The docket was transferred to the Ulundi Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) for further investigation.”
“The accused were later arrested and made several court appearances until they were successfully convicted and sentenced.”
“We appreciate the heavy sentence handed to the accused and we hope it will serve as a lesson to others. We pray that this heavy sentence will the help the victims to find closure and healing,” said Jula.
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