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A Man Rapes A Three (3) Year Old

Maekotb 06/26/2020

LIFE SENTENCES HANDED DOWN AGAINST ACCUSED FOR RAPING CHILDREN AGED

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The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the Saps in Limpopo, Major General Jan Scheepers has warmly welcomed the hefty sentences passed by the Modimolle Regional Court against two accused aged 25 and 34, for raping three children during separate incidents in the Modimolle area. The sentencing was passed on, Wednesday 24 June 2020.


The sentencing of the first accused aged 25, follows two rape incidents that occurred in 2015 and 2019 at Mabaleng Squatter camp in which he raped two girls aged 16 and 03.


Limpopo Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said, On 08 November 2015 at around 02:00, the accused raped a 16 year old victim.The other incident occurred on 27 January 2019 at about 01h30, where the accused was given an accommodation by one of his relatives after he asked for it. In the middle of the night, he sneaked out, went to the children’s room and raped the three year old victim. He then left. 

The accused was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a three year old child and ten years for raping a 16 year old girl. Both sentences will run concurrently.

The cases were assigned to the Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences (FCS) investigators, Warrant Officer Emmanuel van Der Merwe and Sergeant Jeridah Tukakgomo of the Modimolle Unit.

The other accused aged 34, was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping his 12 year old stepdaughter in Modimolle on 12 September 2016 at around 06:55.

Mojapelo said, The names of the accused are withheld to protect the identity of the victims as they are related. 

In other news, The South African Police Service in Thohoyandou are investigating a culpable homicide incident following the deaths of three suspected illicit cigarettes smugglers last night, Wednesday 24 June 2020 at about 23:00. 

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The police were notified by other motorists about a vehicle which overturned along the public road at Gondeni village. Upon arrival at the scene, a wrecked silver Mercedes Benz sedan with four unknown occupants was found. 

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Members of Emergency Medical Services were summoned to the scene and on arrival, two males were declared dead. The other two persons were taken to the local hospital for medical treatment but one of them passed on upon arrival. The sole survivor of the accident was admitted in a very critical condition.

Further investigation of the scene led the police to discover multiple packets of illicit cigarettes inside the vehicle.

Investigations into the identity of the deceased and the injured person as well as the presence of illicit cigarettes in their vehicle have already begun. 

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