Tebogo Msimanga |
The Thabazimbi Regional Court on Wednesday sentenced two rapists ,Tumelo Mataboge (30) and Luckyboy Rapula Motlhomi (35) to life imprisonment. The two men gave the victim aged 36 by then, a lift in Northam on 23 April 2019 at about 19h50.
Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo of Limpopo Police said on the way, they drove to the secluded road at R510 Prospectus. After stopping the car, they then started to threaten the victim and both raped her.
“The Police who were patrolling the area as a reaction to numerous complaints of similar incidents from the same area, came across a vehicle with two occupants speeding from the area and pulled it over.”
Mojapelo said further investigation led to the discovery of the victim who immediately pointed the two men as the ones who had just raped her. “They were immediately arrested.”
The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe and her Management have welcomed these sentences and said they will serve as a deterrent to other rapists. “These sentences will strengthen our resolve to fight Gender Based Violence”.