Rapist sentenced to 20 years imprisonment

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

The Vryburg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 11 March 2021 sentenced Pheelo Baikepi (33) to 20 years in prison for two counts of rape.

He was arrested on Friday,1 November 2019, after his DNA linked him to a double rape, reported on  Saturday, 9 May 2015.

Colonel Adéle Myburgh said the accused met the two victims on their way to a tavern in Vryburg. “He waited for them outside the tavern and accompanied the victims when they left at about 20:30, pretending to buy food for them.”

Myburg added that along the way in Nelson Street, the accused threatened them with a knife, took them to an open field and raped both the victims, who were aged 13 and 14 years at that time.

“The suspect remained in custody after his arrests, until he was found guilty and sentenced.”

North West Police Commissioner Sello Kwena, welcomed the sentence handed down to Baikepi.

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