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Man jailed for Soweto boy’s rape

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - A man was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment on Thursday for raping an 11-year-old boy in Meadowlands, Soweto, Gauteng police said.

The Protea Magistrate's Court found Tebogo Mbhele, 24, guilty of raping the boy in November 2011, Constable Sibusiso Chauke said.

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He was arrested at Leeuwkop prison, where he was serving a robbery sentence, on August 20 last year.

The boy and his 12-year-old friend were walking in Diepkloof when Mbhele approached and demanded money.

He produced a knife when the boys could not give him any. He grabbed the 11-year-old, dragged him into a bush and raped him.

The friend ran away and returned with local residents, but Mbhele was able to get away.

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