KZN rapist sentenced to life

2013-02-01 14:08

Johannesburg - A 36-year-old man was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Esikhawini Regional Court for rape, robbery and kidnapping, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

Captain Thulani Zwane said Bigboy Jiyane was sentenced on Thursday to life and 60 years imprisonment to run concurrently for the crimes committed in December 2011.

On 31 December 2011, Jiyane raped a 33-year-old woman before fleeing with her handbag.

Jiyane raped an 18-year-old woman on 10 December at Mandlankala, Esikhawini.

"He approached the victim who was walking with her boyfriend, tied the man with a belt, and raped the victim in front of her boyfriend," said Zwane.

"He also took her cellphone, and cash from her boyfriend, and fled the scene."

He was arrested on 30 December 2011, and was identified at an identification parade, Zwane added.

Provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni welcomed the sentence and said it should serve as a warning.

"Such people do not deserve to be in our community and Bigboy must rot in jail," Ngobeni said in a statement.

  • laughton.martin - 2013-02-01 14:39

    such people dont belong in society so just dish oua the death penalty and be done with it.the ordeal the victims was put through will never be erased but if the perp got death sentence it might ease the pain abit.

  • shamiela.naidoo - 2013-02-01 14:43

    Sentenced to Life and 60 yrs imprisonment??? is the 60yrs after life,lol now that is what I call good sentencing :-P

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2013-02-01 14:45

    Pity, not to death.

  • merry.martin.944 - 2013-02-01 14:46

    Good - just please make life mean LIFE.

  • Wendy - 2013-02-01 14:49

    How can he have robbed a woman and fled with her handbag on the 31 December 2011, when he was arrested on 30 December 2011 for the rape of the 18 year old woman ?

  • sphiwe.dllamini - 2013-02-01 14:50

    i will be his regular vaseline supplier !

  • ian.robertreid - 2013-02-01 15:08

    Life sentence is 2long?? they should have stretched his neck from a rope straight from the courthouse??

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2013-02-01 15:19

    Hang the batard

  • velile.moses.16 - 2013-02-01 15:27

    On 31 December 2011 Jiyane raped a 33 year old woman.He was arrested on 30 December 2011 is this a joke or what

      sphiwe.dllamini - 2013-02-05 12:35

      You get arrested first before you commit crime ! LOL

  • Bongiwe Bongie Mabongz Dlutu - 2013-02-01 17:38

    Cut off his willy-willy,coz life sentence is South Africa is 25 years/less.

  • jeffrey.masemene - 2013-02-01 17:44

    There goes my tax money again to support BIgboy the criminal for life.

  • bless.boswell - 2013-02-01 23:26

    I am surprised he's not out on bail while the court contemplates his future...

  • maxrainer - 2013-02-02 01:44

    Isn't it strange how a rapist gets a life sentence and we see it as such a serious and heinous crime, but when a paedophile gets a miserable 15 year sentence, we don't seem to treat it (as a crime) as seriously as rape-hmmm?

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