Rustenburg - A 43-year-old man was handed two life sentences in the Lichtenburg Regional Court for human trafficking and the rape of a 14-year-old girl, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) said on Tuesday.
Spokesperson Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso said Phillips Malope was sentenced on Monday.
"It is alleged that in January 2018, the accused took the victim from Mozambique, after convincing her parents that he was offering her employment at his home in Thabazimbi.
"The suspect took the victim to Coligny instead, where he was employed as a security guard and occupied a one-room with his girlfriend," Rikhotso said.
The girl was made to sleep on the floor in the same room with the couple and she would be woken up in the early hours of the morning to clean, wash clothes belonging to the couple and cook for dogs.