Rapist to serve life sentence

2016-12-14 06:01

The sentence of life imprisonment handed down by the Springbok Regional Court on 6 December to Reagan David Makatees (35) has been welcomed by the Northern Cape provincial management.

Makatees was found guilty of raping a 47-year-old mentally-challenged woman on 26 December 2013.

According to the police statement, the woman had been walking from a local tavern alone at night when Makatees came across her and raped her repeatedly.

LtGen Risimati Shivuri, Northern Cape Provincial Commissioner, applauded the members of the Springbok Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences unit, who worked diligently to ensure a lengthy sentence.

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