Rapist gets life in jail

2016-04-13 06:00
DANGEROUS: Nnani April Mofokeng faced the music in the Bethlehem High Court on Thursday, (07/04) as he receives a heavy sentencing. Photo: Supplied

DANGEROUS: Nnani April Mofokeng faced the music in the Bethlehem High Court on Thursday, (07/04) as he receives a heavy sentencing. Photo: Supplied

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BETHLEHEM. Z Nnani April Mofokeng (36) was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment and 15 years by the Bethlehem High Court on Thursday (07/04).

This was after he had been found guilty on three counts of rape and robbery.

In January 2010 a girl (then 15 years old) and her mother had been walking home near the Vuka Cemetery in Bohlokong.

Mofokeng, who had been armed with a knife, attacked them.

He had ordered the victims to hand over a cellphone before he raped the teenage girl in the presence of her mother.

Months later, in August 2010, he committed a similar crime.

This time Mofokeng and an accomplice had pounced on a 24-year-old Bohlokong woman.

As before, Mofokeng threatened the woman with a knife, robbed her of her cellphone and raped her.

As if this was not enough, he raped a third woman in December 2013.

The third victim was a 20-year-old woman.

She was walking across an open space near the Vuka Cemetery in Bohlokong when a man, who was wearing a balaclava, appeared.

Mofokeng had also robbed the victim of her cellphone where after he raped her.

The Free State provincial commissioner, Lt. Genl. Simon Mpembe, has welcomed the sentence and warned residents of Bohlokong to be careful when they were in the vicinity of the Vuka Cemetery.

“We hope, however, that by putting people like Mofokeng away, this open space will be removed from our list of hotspots and dangerous areas,” he added.

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