Man receives 3 life sentences

2013-09-18 22:00


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Johannesburg - A man accused of murder, rape and robbery has been given three life sentences by the North West High Court, police said on Wednesday.

Matthews Koko Mooketsi, 30, was sentenced on Tuesday for raping an elderly woman, murdering her husband and robbing them in Pampierstad, said  police spokesperson Sergio Kock.

He was given a life sentence for each crime.

Mooketsi stormed into the elderly couple's home in Itireleng Village on New Year's Eve in 2011.

He raped and assaulted the 62-year-old woman and assaulted her 85-year-old husband, who was blind, said Kock.

He then robbed them of clothes and household appliances.

The couple was taken to Taung hospital, where the husband later died.

Mooketsi was caught three months later in Bloemfontein.

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