Man in prison for life after rape

2017-12-13 06:00

A Smithfield man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Smithfield Regional Court at its sitting in Zastron on 29 November.

Peello Johannes Jantjie (31) got a hefty sentence after the court found him guilty of attempting to rape a 13-year-old girl and raping a five-year-old girl at the town’s landfill site.

For attempting to rape the 13-year-old, the accused received eight years imprisonment and a life sentence for raping the five-year-old victim.

Sgt Yanga Ngcukana, spokesperson of the police cluster, says the two incidents reportedly occurred in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Ngcukana says the accused was out on bail when he raped the five-year-old last year at the landfill site.


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