Kimberley court sentences two men to 15 years each for rape

File image: ANA

File image: ANA

The two men, as well as a third unknown suspect, accosted and raped a woman in Duncan Street.

Police have welcomed the 15-year sentences handed down by a Kimberley court to two men who were found guilty of rape.

Johannes Keletso Manase, 22, and Lebogang Simon Makalake, 28, were found guilty of raping a 29-year-old woman.

“On 14 April 2016 at about 9pm, the victim was walking from De Beers to Galeshewe when she was accosted by three men, who dragged her into a dark area in Duncan Street, Kimberley.”

Police spokesperson Sergio Kock said: “The men each took turns in raping her and forced the victim to accompany them to a nearby tavern in the Kimberley CBD. The female managed to escape and report the incident to her husband and the police.”

The alleged unknown third suspect was never traced.

– African News Agency

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