Limpopo rapist gets life sentence

2012-02-15 12:40

Polokwane - A rapist was jailed for life by the Sekhukhune Regional Court on Wednesday,

Freedom Mohlobotho Moela, 23, met his 19-year-old victim woman in a street in Ga Mogashoa village, outside Mokopane, after a party in November, said Lieutenant Colonel Mohale Ramatseba.

He forced her to accompany him to her home, where he repeatedly raped her at knifepoint.

He was arrested the next day.

  • Willie - 2012-02-15 12:45

    No,no you wasting our money give him a free ticket to China with a bag full of cocain

      npretorius2 - 2012-02-15 12:57

      Great Idea!! instead of costing millions of tax money on prison, lawyers, food blah blah etc... let china foot the bill! Plus there will be no lame hippy human right activists that can stop it...

  • Marion - 2012-02-15 12:51

    Great that he was found guilty and sentenced but how long is a life sentence in SA and how soon can one apply for parole?

      Lionel - 2012-02-15 12:57

      Minimum of 20 years before he can apply for parole.

      tertia888 - 2012-02-15 13:07

      As far as I know a life sentence in the New SA is only 18 years and they usually get out much earlier.

      Alexis - 2012-02-15 13:12


      Marion - 2012-02-15 13:26

      Thanks for your responses. I just tried to check online and could only easily access the info on Wikipedia so not sure how accurate it is. According to Wikipedia: In South Africa, a life sentence is mandatory for premeditated murder, gang rape, serial rape, rape where the rapist knew they were HIV positive, or if the victim was under 18 and/or mentally disabled. In certain circumstances, robberies and hijackings also carry a mandatory life sentence. But section 51 of the Criminal Procedure Act 1977[1] controls the minimum sentences for 'other' types of murders, rapes and robberies to 25, 15 and 10 years respectively, so parole is almost always granted to life sentences after the minimum sentence for the lesser crime has been served. However, a prisoner must be given a parole hearing after having served 25 years. In special cases, life imprisonment without any possibility of parole or pardon for an extensively long period of time (such as 1,000 years) can be imposed, such as in the case of serial killer Moses Sithole.

      RobertKeeling - 2012-02-15 13:26

      Depends on his health. If he develops a terminal disease, he will be given a medical parole, a farewell present of a set of golf clubs and life membership of the nearest club. His punishment will be having to play golf every day! That will teach him.

      Schmee - 2012-02-15 14:02

      Interesting info on Wiki. I guess that in principle it might be correct but in practice I think we have a lot of examples that prove the info wrong.

  • Olivia - 2012-02-15 12:53

    My guess he won't be serving life, will prob get parole sooner rather than later. Bring the rope back!

  • paul.coetzee1 - 2012-02-15 12:53

    Good. And I hope he gets a taste of his own medicine while he is in the slammer

  • Tamaryn - 2012-02-15 12:53

    About time too... not that I'm advocating the death sentence... but life imprisonment sounds reasonable... just need to add "with no possibility of bail. EVER." to it.

  • Khomotso Motso Makwela - 2012-02-15 12:55

    Give that judge a bells

  • Paula - 2012-02-15 12:58

    chocolate box time for this brute

  • richard.galpin - 2012-02-15 13:00

    Rape November, Jailed for Life February. Wonderfully quick turn arround and hope that this can serve as a deterrant to all criminals. REAL MEN DO NOT RAPE!! Hopefully we can see just as quick justice with all the other pending cases seen daily on this news site.

  • Michelle - 2012-02-15 13:03

    Now is this life until he dies or life until the president of the day feels extremely generous and lets all the dangerous criminals back out onto the street to commit yet another horrific crime?

  • Jan Louw - 2012-02-15 13:04


  • desertratbkf - 2012-02-15 13:08

    Bwahahaha! "Freedom!" No freedom for you, you gutter snipe! In no time you'll know what its like to be raped!

  • Snoopsy - 2012-02-15 13:10

    Life is to short! I hope they mutilate his behind in prison. Once again, does not know what to do with his P. Perhaps we should castrate him with a salted grater??

  • Ofentse - 2012-02-15 13:11

    Finally one court sends the right message to rapist and monsters in south Africa...give that judge double bells

  • Leandra - 2012-02-15 13:27

    Freedom not so free anymore!

  • Donald - 2012-02-15 13:37

    Freedom Mohlobotho Moela has a very ironic name... I wonder if he change it to something more appropriate like Jailbird Mohlobotho Moela or Unhappiness Mohlobotho Moela lol

  • seanseabela - 2012-02-15 13:41

    23year old! and a 19year old!!! Guys come on!!!! they must investigate the woman! if it was a you girl 14yrs or so i would agree with this! Blacks we have sex at a very young age especially in the rural places!! FACT!!!!!

      desertratbkf - 2012-02-15 13:47

      With knives pointed at the throat????? Youre as sick is this filthy vermin who performed this despicable act! Birds of a feather, flock together. Mmmm, dont think you'll understand that. Half wit!!!

      Jackie - 2012-02-15 13:52

      FFS, what planet do you come's rape you dimwit no matter SHE IS 14YRS OLD....sick sick society (mmm can't call it a society) ffn savages!!!! - 2012-02-15 13:57

      This does not refer to consensual sex - she was forced. That means rape. Age has absolutely nothing to do with it.

      Silvana - 2012-02-15 13:58

      @seanseabela. Give me your address so I can bring you some toilet paper to wipe the s*!t that's coming from your mouth;. Who cares how old the woman is. She didn't want him that's why he used a knife. That's RAPE, whether you're 14 or 90 years old. You need to take a serious look at your attitude towards women. We are not your commodity, even if you pay lobola.

      Heiku - 2012-02-15 14:00

      Investigate the woman for what? That's what the court is for. They didnt just take the woman's word for it. Everything is scrutinised in a court of law.

      desertratbkf - 2012-02-15 14:34

      Guys......are any of you depressed? Go check out this sphincters (Seanseabla) profile on Facebook! Will cheer you up in no time!!!!!!! Bwahahaha.

      Silvana - 2012-02-15 14:46

      @desertratbkf. Checked his profile. See what you mean. LMFAO what a tosser.

      Thabiso Senior - 2012-02-15 19:42

      Seanseabe! Wat is wrong with hs profile?

  • Grant - 2012-02-15 14:07

    Hang him high, save the tax payers money wasted on SCUM like this !!

      Charmaine - 2012-02-15 14:15

      We should hang him by his Balls.

  • Charmaine - 2012-02-15 14:14

    Good but he should be sjambokked as well in public. Prison is not enough, he is eating and drinking water and having a roof above his head at the expense of the rates and tax payers. This is not the Governments money.

      Sjee Sjee Isak - 2012-02-15 15:34

      He's a monster and diserves to die.

  • trix.duvenage - 2012-02-16 08:20

    I wonder how long our president would have been in a cage had he been found guilty......

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