But­ter­worth rapist jailed for 22 years

Cape Argus - - News -

THE But­ter­worth Re­gional Court has sen­tenced 20-year-old Phikolomzi Me­mani to 22 years be­hind bars for rap­ing two teenage girls.

Po­lice spokesper­son Jackson Manatha said Me­mani came across two 16-year-old girls on the night of Au­gust 30, 2015 in the Yako in­for­mal settlement in But­ter­worth.

They were col­lect­ing wa­ter from a lo­cal tap and were in the com­pany of a boy. Manatha said Me­mani chased the boy away, be­fore he dragged both girls to his shack, where he raped them.

The one girl said she needed the bath­room and was al­lowed to leave the shack. The po­lice cap­tain said the girl “ran for dear life”. When she got home she told her fam­ily she had been raped.

The mat­ter was re­ported to the po­lice and the ac­cused was ar­rested. – ANA

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