He was the youngest to serve time at Robben Island, spending five years in the prison from the age of 15.
Fifteen people, including a six-month-old baby, were stuck in the gondolas as a team scrambled to rescue them.
The suspect took them to the bush under the pretext that he was going to pray for her. He instructed the boyfriend to go back along the way and raped the woman.
Ernie Matthis, a former state prosecutor testified that he was looking out of the window by chance when he saw a body falling past the window.
Police reports indicated that four vehicles were used in the heist which includes the white Mercedes, a blue Ford Focus, an Audi and another unidentified vehicle.