Serial rapist punished

2017-11-22 06:01

The Bloemfontein High Court in Bethulie has sentenced Mvula John Ndle­tyana (40) to life imprisonment.

The sentence is for repeatedly raping a woman, then 48 years old, in 2009. The latest sentence adds to the two sentences already handed down to Ndletyana for two separate rape incidents he was found to have committed in 2014.

The accused had already been serving 12 years and 18 years in prison for raping two teenagers in separate incidents. The court had sentenced him to 12 years on a charge of raping a 15 year old in 2004 and 18 years for raping an 18 year old in 2007. Both had reportedly been raped in an open veld.

Sgt Yanga Ngcukana, provincial police spokesperson, says the accused was convicted and sentenced by the same court for a string of rapes.

He says the 12 year and 18 year sentences will run concurrently.


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