145 years' for Pretoria serial rapist

2012-09-11 19:11
Gavel

Gavel

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pretoria - A "dangerous" serial rapist who waged a six-month reign of terror in central Pretoria was jailed for an effective 35 years on Tuesday.

The North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria sentenced 21-year-old hawker Reginald Temana to a total of 145 years' imprisonment.

He was convicted on eight counts of rape, one of attempted rape, three of robbery with aggravating circumstances, and five of theft.

Judge Cynthia Pretorius ordered that some of the sentences run concurrently, because Temana "would not live long enough" to serve the full sentence.

Last month, the court rejected Temana's claims that his victims were part of his harem of girlfriends. Pretorius found he had raped eight women and tried to rape a ninth victim in bushes on a mountain near the Pretoria zoo between October 2009 and March 2010.

All the women testified that the short, friendly Temana turned into a brutal rapist after approaching them on the streets of Pretoria's central business district.

He threatened and assaulted them, forced them into the bushes and raped them before robbing them or stealing their belongings.

His last victim was waiting for her boyfriend in the street after the rape and saw Temana walk by as if nothing had happened. She alerted a group of taxi drivers who caught him and handed him to the police.

Pretorius said it was clear Temana was a serial rapist who had used the same modus operandi throughout.

All of the victims had suffered not only physically, but also emotionally. It was hard for them to testify.

Some were emotional while testifying. Others were strong enough to have moved on with their lives, especially those who had received support from their families and spouses.

Pretorius said Temana's actions had been premeditated.

"It was by mere chance that one of his victims saw him and was brave enough to make sure that he was arrested.

"Otherwise, there may have been many more victims before the accused was arrested... It is clear that the accused is a person who should spend a long time in prison to ensure that he does not ruin the lives of other women and their families," Pretorius said.

- SAPA
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
3 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

4 exercise excuses and how to beat them

Now is the time to kick those excuses right out the door!

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Watch: Insane road bike skills!
The most extreme journey ever?
Red Bull Lionheart trail run - not for the fainthearted!
Adventure holidays for your bucket list

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Paarl

Houses R 8 900 000

HOUSES FOR SALE IN Paarl

Houses R 2 845 000

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Magical Massinga

Spend 5 nights at the gorgeous Massinga Beach Lodge in Mozambique and only pay for 4 from R13 220 per person sharing. Includes return flights, accommodation, transfers and romantic turndown. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Save up to R1000 on Hisense smartphones!

View the large range of Hisense smartphones. Buy today and save up to R1000!

Deal of the week!

Save R1200 on the Samsung 48” smart full HD LED television now only R8799. Buy now!

Toys 4 for the price of 3

Buy 4 toys and get the cheapest FREE! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Mind blowing prices – As seen on TV

Get mind blowing prices on 1000’s of products! Shop now.

Save 20% on Nivea beauty products!

Buy any two Nivea beauty products and save 20%. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

There is a tendency to focus too intently on outer appearance and beauty which hides who you really are. You are being challenged...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.