Cape Town - 090624 - Worcester Prison. The Female Correctional Facilities at Worcester Prison. Photo: Matthew Jordaan

KwaDukuza – A man who kidnapped an 18-year-old girl and “instructed” two men to rape her was sentenced to 30 years behind bars this week, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

Thembinkosi Ntenga, 26, was sentenced on Thursday, along with his two accomplices Nhlakanipho Khumalo,25, and Wonder Ntenga, 34, who were given prison terms of seven years each for the 2014 rape.

“This sentence follows an abduction and gang raping of a then 18-year-old victim at Ndwedwe area over a period last year. She was abducted in (the) presence of her father by the accused Thembinkosi Ntenga, and it was alleged that the father was in support of the abduction,” said police spokesman Thulani Zwane.

“The accused took the victim to his house where he instructed Khumalo and Ntenga to gang rape the victim in his presence.”

African News Agency