Serial rapist sentenced to 215 years behind bars

2016-03-06 11:38


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Johannesburg - A serial rapist has been handed eight life sentences in the Circuit of the North Gauteng High Court in Mbombela.

Legion Mabunda, 23, was sentenced to an effective 215 years imprisonment for raping and murdering four women, including a teenager.

Police in a statement said the incidents occurred in Mkhuhlu near Hazyview in September and October 2013.

"The High Court has imposed a life sentence for each count of rape and for each count of murder which is, in total, eight life sentences," the statement said.

"He was further sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for house robbery and 10 years for arson which will run concurrently."

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