Serial rapist jailed

2018-06-27 06:00

The Bloemfontein High Court recently sentenced a rapist of four females in Thaba Nchu to long term impri­sonment without possible parole.

Following the conviction on 30 May, the court sentenced Mokoashe Daniel Tshabalala (27) to two life sentences for rape and house breaking with an intend to rape.

He received an additional 24 years for burglaries during the rape of three victims.

Linked through DNA forensic results, Tshabalala was found guilty on four charges of raping the victims at separate places from 2012 to 2015.

The victims include two teenage girls, then aged 13 and 14, and two adult women, then aged 33 and 43.

Sgt Martin Xuma, spokesperson of the police cluster, said the 14-year-old was raped at about 06:15 on 5 August 2012.

He said Tshabalala raped the 14-year-old teenager who was left alone by her parents who had gone to drop dishes at a funeral in the neighbourhood.

The 43-year-old woman was raped at about 01:00 on 1 January 2013.

Xuma said the accused also robbed the 43-year-old victim of her purse, cash and a cellphone.

Both victims were raped at their places in Selosesha Extension 3.

Xuma said the accused raped the 33-year-old woman during the night of 27 April 2015.

“The 33-year-old woman, who was seven months pregnant, was asleep with her two children, aged two and four. when raped by the accused,” said Xuma.

The 13-year-old girl was raped at about 11:30 on 4 October 2015.

These rape incidents occurred in Zone 3.

Xuma said Tshabalala’s reign ended when he was arrested late in 2015 regarding the rape of the 13-year-old victim.

“The accused took the 13-year-old victim with her four-year-old sister to an abandoned house near railway station and raped the older girl,” he said.

He said Tshabalala raped three victims after he had broken into houses while the 13-year-old teenager was raped in an abandoned house.

“Crucial evidence linking him to the four rapes was uncovered by Sgt. Lebohang Mohai of the police in Selosesha’s Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit,” said Xuma.

“Tsabalala was released in 2015 while the police awaited DNA samples taken for analysis. On 19 May 2017 the accused was apprehended after DNA results linked him to all four cases.

“These cases were ended with him being sentenced to long term impri­sonment,” said Xuma.

Tshabalala was classified as a serial rapist due to his modus ope­randi to break into the victims houses at night and evading arrest since 2012.

He said the sentences relating to the house breakings will run concurrently with the two life sentences for raping the four victims.

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