A man who raped a 70-year-old granny sentenced to life in prison

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The North West High court on Wednesday sentenced Pontsho Mosinki (41) to three life- terms for raping a 70-year-old woman and two other women aged 19 and 20, in Ganyesa near Vryburg. He was charged on four counts of rape and four of housebreaking with intent to rape.

The court sentenced him to three life terms on three counts of rape, ten years on another count of rape and five years on each count of housebreaking. Judge Andre Peterson ordered for the sentence to run concurrently.

North West National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Spokesperson Henry Mamothame said police reports reveal that Mosinki committed these offences between 2017 and 2018 before he was arrested in June 2019. He was in police custody during the entire duration of the trial,  as his bail was denied. The accused broke into the homes of the victims at night, while they were sleeping and threatened to kill them if they don’t abide by his instructions.

“The 70-year-old disabled woman was raped twice in 2017 and 2018 respectively. She sadly passed away in 2021, after having testified in court in 2020.”

Mamothame added that Mosinki also repeatedly raped a 19-year-old and a 20-year-old girl. “In all these cases, he was linked through DNA specimens in the commissioning of these offences.”

Advocate Florence Rasakanya argued that the accused was a remorseless individual who was not even a candidate for rehabilitation. Judge Andre Petersen agreed with the state and described Mosinki as a sexual predator that attacked and raped innocent women for no reason.

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