Double life sentences for rapist, killer of girl, 7

2016-06-09 16:04


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Bloemfontein – A 55-year-old child rapist and murderer was given two life sentences by the Parys High Court, Free State police said on Thursday.  

Mojela Reuben Tshabalala was sentenced on Wednesday for the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in August 2015, said Constable Peter Kareli.

The girl was playing with her friends in the street in Tumahole, Parys, when Tshabalala took her to his house and raped her.    

He was arrested and residents burnt down his house.

"The court heard how he assaulted her and bashed her head when she cried, then dumped her body three streets away from her mother's house the next day," Kareli said.   

He pleaded guilty to rape and murder.

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