Life sentences handed to five men who gang raped a woman

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Port Elizabeth Regional Court has sentenced five men who were found guilty of gang raping a 25 years old woman in Gelvandale.

The court heard how the victim fell prey to the cruel criminal act when she was on her way home from the shop in Voissen Street when she was accosted by a group of males (8 in total) who dragged her into an abandoned house in Voissen Street and gang raped her. 

The incident occurred in April 20, 2017 and were later on arrested a month later and remained in custody for the duration of their trial. On Wednesday, 23 September 2020.

Convicts are aged between 19 and 24 years old.

They were found guilty and sentenced as follows:

Luther Jansen (22)    – life imprisonment

Luciano Classen (24) – life imprisonment

Furdi Classen (22) – life imprisonment

Brendon Wildskiet (23) – life imprisonment

A 19 year old teenager who was a juvenile (17) at the time of the offence was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment.

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