The Esikhaleni Regional Court has forced the hammer down on two suspects that are now guilty of rape and robbery with aggravating circumstances.
The two suspects that were found guilty are Siyabonga Mkhwanazi (18) and Nkanyiso Mayise (19).
The incident occurred on the 8th July 2019, The victim was an 18-year-old female taking a walk back to her home near Mzingwenya Reserve when she was approached by three males.
The three males were armed and uttered threats towards her and robbed her belongings. Not happy with the belongings they proceeded to take her to a nearby bush and raped her at gunpoint.
The Empangeni Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit received a case and investigated the information available leading them to the two men. It was a month ago when they were arrested and kept in custody throughout the entire trial.
On the 24th February, the men received sentencing of 20 years imprisonment for rape and a further 10 years for robbery with aggravating circumstances.