Man jailed for shocking rape

2020-02-26 06:04

The Free State High Court has sentenced Majoro Jonas Mahoko (27) to 20 years’ imprisonment for raping a partially blind woman.

Judge Corné van Zyl sentenced him on Monday (24/02) after he pleaded guilty to raping the 90-year-old victim.

The victim was raped at her home in the JB Mafora township in Bloemfontein.

Phaladi Shuping, spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority, said the accused pleaded guilty, thereby entering into a plea agreement.

Mahoko explained that on 19 February 2019 he went to the complainant’s home pretending to be looking for her son. He found the complainant alone, sitting in a chair. He then took a jug in the kitchen and poured himself water.

He asked the complainant to go to the bedroom, but she refused. He forcefully pushed her into the bedroom, put a headscarf in her mouth and raped her.

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