Convicted rapist also alleged murderer

2018-05-16 06:00

Vincent Dala (22), sentenced recently to ten years’ direct imprisonment for rape, is to stand trial for murder in Welkom.

Capt. Malebo Khosana, Thabong police spokesperson, said investigation had revealed there was a murder case pending against the convict.

Dala was convicted and sentenced on 20 April.

He was sentenced to 14 years in jail, but will serve ten years’ direct inprisonment for raping a 56-year-old woman in Thabong, Welkom. The incident reportedly happened in October last year.

“Magistrate Deon van Rooyen sentenced Dala to ten years’ direct imprisonment for rape and four years for housebreaking with the intent to rape. He was linked (to the crime) via DNA results,” said Khosana.

He said during the rape trial it had emerged that a murder case against Dala was pending in connection with a crime allegedly committed in Welkom a year ago.

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