Rapists sentenced for 7, 10 and 18 years behind bars

2018-10-18 06:03

POLICE in the Uitenhage Cluster welcomed the sentencing by the Uitenhage Regional Court of rape accused Rafferty Rodwill (20).

He was sentenced to an effective 7 years imprisonment for raping a 44-year-old woman.

According to police information the accused offered to walk the victim home on a footpath next to Tarpon Crescent, Kamesh, at 00:05 on 2 July 2017. The accused then raped her. The victim reported the incident to the South African Police Service and the accused was arrested on 5 July 2017 on a charge of rape.

  • In two other separate rape cases handled by the Uitenhage Regional Court, Sputa Thandoxolo (38) was found guilty and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment for the rape of a 14-year-old girl on 25 April 2015.

According to testimony, the victim was sent by her grandmother to a shop in KwaNobuhle. On the way to the shop, the accused took the victim under false pretences to his house where he raped her whilst playing loud music.

The victim managed to free herself and report a case of rape at SAPS KwaNobuhle. The accused was arrested the same day 25 April 2015.

In a second rape case, Zweni Siyabulela (32) was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for the rape of the 18-year-old woman.

Acting Uitenhage Cluster Commander, Brigadier Ronald Koll applauded the detectives from the Family Violence Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit in Uitenhage, as well as the Uitenhage Regional Court for the good work performed and the sentence that was handed down.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Jobs in Western Cape region

Reporting Accountant

Cape Town
Network Finance Professional / Prudential
R310 000.00 - R360 000.00 Per Year

IT Manager (contract)

Cape Town CBD
Communicate Cape Town IT
R330 000.00 - R458 000.00 Per Year

Cluster Financial Manager

Cape Town
Network Finance
R950 000.00 - R1 000 000.00 Per Year

Property [change area]

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.