Tebogo Msimanga |
The High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Local Division, Johannesburg sentenced Oupa Morgan (30) a rapist, to an effective seven life and 60 years imprisonment.
At the time of his sentencing in Johannesburg, Morgan was already serving 18 years imprisonment imposed by the Limpopo High Court in February 2021 for numerous counts of rapes and robberies which were committed in Limpopo between 2016 and 2017.
Gauteng National Prosecuting Authority( NPA) Spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane said after Morgan left Limpopo in 2017, he moved to Gauteng and continued on his trail of destruction, pouncing on women on their way to work and in their homes from March 2018 to October 2018.
“Morgan was found guilty of seven counts of rape and robbery, six counts of kidnapping and two counts of contravention of the Firearms Control Act (pointing of anything which is likely to lead a person to believe it is a firearm) and one count of housebreaking with intent to commit an offence.
The state submitted Victim Impact Statements which detailed how these women were scarred for life. The reports added that some of them lost their jobs as a result of the trauma of Morgan’s crimes.
The judge said the court was dealing with a habitual offender who had a chance of redeeming himself after leaving Limpopo but chose to continue inflicting harm to unsuspecting women.