Life terms for rapists

Three men convicted of raping three Durban women at a beach house on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast were yesterday each sentenced to five life sentences in the Scottburgh high court.

Three men convicted of raping three Durban women at a beach house on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast were yesterday each sentenced to five life sentences in the Scottburgh high court.

Sithembiso Shelembe, 23, Mthokozisi Mbambo, 30, and Wonder Mchunu, 27, will only be considered for parole after 25 years.

The men attacked and raped three women at a beach house in Pennington, south of Scottburgh, on December 29 last year.

Sentencing the two, Judge Leona Theron said: "There are no compelling circumstances to justify this court to deviate from the minimum sentences." - Sapa

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