South Africa 21.10.2017 07:41 pm

KwaZulu-Natal rapist sentenced to life in jail

He was sentenced on Thursday after the court heard how he had raped a 24-year-old woman at Imbali unit 13, Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said.

Sphamandla Sphesihle Ndlela, 23, has been convicted and sentenced in the Pietermaritzburg Regional Court to life imprisonment for rape and another five years for housebreaking, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Saturday.

KwaZulu-Natal rapist sentenced to life in jail
KwaZulu-Natal rapist sentenced to life in jail

KwaZulu-Natal rapist sentenced to life in jail

He was sentenced on Thursday after the court heard how he had raped a 24-year-old woman at Imbali unit 13, Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said.

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