Man sentenced to 20 years for raping teen

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ON THURSDAY in the Butterworth Magistrate’s Court, 26-year-old Sikholiwe Gwantshu was convicted and sentenced for the rape of a 19-year-old woman.

He was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. The state says the victim was walking with her friend on Saturday, April 22, about 5.15pm at Mbewana location inZundwana village, Dutywa.

They came across the accused who was armed with a knife. He instructed both women to undress. The other woman managed to run away but the victim failed to escape and was raped by the accused.

The brother of the victim found the accused raping his sister. The accused managed to run away.

LONDEKA DLAMINI  provinces@thenewage.co.za

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