Cemetary rapist gets 17 life sentences

2012-05-18 08:43

Johannesburg - A man convicted of raping 11 women and a 12-year-old girl was sentenced to 17 life terms in prison by the South Gauteng High Court, The Star reported on Friday.

Jazzman Rikhotso, 31, dubbed the Avalon cemetery rapist, would serve all the life sentences concurrently.

Rikhotso was on Thursday also sentenced on other charges, including three years for each of 10 counts of kidnapping and 15 years on each of six counts of robbery.

Judge Colin Lamont condemned Rikhotso for raping a woman in the presence of her child.

"The accused indiscriminately raped women without concern for their age or fragility. Some women were raped in the presence of their family."

His youngest victim was just 12-years-old while the eldest was 68.

Rikhotso has denied he was responsible for the spate of rapes in the cemetery between April 2008 and August 2010.

  • lebogang.molefo - 2012-05-18 08:52

    He doesn't respect the dead nor the living *shaking my head*

      Barefoot - 2012-05-18 09:21

      Lol not funny but your comment- he deserves to be jailed a a cemetery

      Peter - 2012-05-18 09:25

      Watch this animal be released as one of the 9000 inmates being released thanks to our amazing government

      Werner - 2012-05-18 09:30

      Not to worry he will be back on the street because "Our prisons are to full" Just ask the 55 free convicts walking the streets of Limpopo

      rbphiri - 2012-05-18 11:28

      So what if our prisons are full, you commit the crime you do the time. Government shouldn't be concerned about the appalling conditions that inmates are faced with, prison shouldn't be a five star hotel, they should live confined like the scumbags they are.

  • Deana - 2012-05-18 08:53

    Rather give him to the women he raped. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Will save tax payers a lot of money.

      Carla - 2012-05-18 09:37

      I'm sure the families of those women and children would be more than happy to help in dishing out some punishment.

  • Khetha Hlophe - 2012-05-18 08:56

    We have no place in the society for people like this.

      rbphiri - 2012-05-18 11:29

      Trust me these days we do, it's called parliament. Where all criminals and rapists converge.

  • Jacques - 2012-05-18 08:58

    Nice to hear a heavy sentance being dished out for once! He will surely end up as someone's little puppet in prison!

      rbphiri - 2012-05-18 11:30

      With more than hands controlling his sorry behind

  • Forceptor - 2012-05-18 09:00

    Hang this rubbish!!!!

      Junebugg - 2012-05-18 09:52

      Why cant all rapists get the same sentence, Rapists should get minimum of 100 years....with no parole..

      craig.a.salter - 2012-05-18 10:07

      don't hang him, his parts are obviously are bugging him so help the man out and cut it off

  • Mewik - 2012-05-18 09:07

    Cemetary? Really come on News24 it is not that hard I promise.

  • Renate - 2012-05-18 09:13

    Pappa wag vir jou!!!!!!!

  • Damian - 2012-05-18 09:24

    What's up with the ruling of serving your punishment concurrently? That means whether you rape one person or ten, you only get punished for raping one because it runs concurrently. The justice system in SA sucks! (Angry tax payer SA citizen)

  • anthro45 - 2012-05-18 09:28

    Which means he will be out in 5 year's time.

  • Gee - 2012-05-18 09:32

    Guess who is going to be called sweetheart by some big nigerian every night in jail...

      Thamsanqa - 2012-05-18 10:46


  • anthonyangiev - 2012-05-18 09:35

    Okay.... but how long will it be til government reduces his sentence ? The next FREEDOM DAY?

  • - 2012-05-18 09:53

    he must be necklaced!

  • motlatsi.moeketsi - 2012-05-18 10:13

    We are such a negative nation, justice has been served on this case but we choose to comment on some probabilities

  • louise.vermeulen1 - 2012-05-18 10:22

    Kill the rubbish!!!!!!!

  • rbphiri - 2012-05-18 11:25

    He dug his own grave the moment he raped his first victim, his capture is now the last nail to his coffin. R.I.P - Rot In Prison.

  • thapsta - 2012-05-18 12:37

    they should have cut off his ding dong b4 throwing him in jail cos he\ll still continue raping other guys in prison.

  • - 2012-05-18 15:43

    another black rapist-following his leader wow-the spear of the nation has made a big impact on everyone

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