No mercy should be spared to perpetrators who commit crimes against women and children and such criminals should receive the maximum punishment for inflicting pain, anger, suffering and in many cases death on their victims and their families.
Khulile Mbobela (27) from Motherwell was served with three life sentences for rape, on 28 February 2022 in the Gqeberha High court.
On 4 March 2020, the two victims, aged 19 and 22 years old were walking in central Gqeberha when they were approached by the accused who forced them at knife point to walk with him. He demanded money from both women and when they said that they had no money, he raped them twice in an open field.
He was arrested on 5 March 2020 by FCS detectives who were searching for the accused.
He was spotted in central by one of the victims who was with police at the time. He was charged for rape, kidnapping and attempted robbery. He appeared in court and was released on R2 000-00 bail.
He was found guilty on Friday, 25 February 2022 and was remanded in custody until his sentencing on 28 February 2022.
On 28 February 2022, he was sentenced as follows:
3 x rape – life sentence on each count.
Rape – 20 years imprisonment
Attempted robbery – 3 years imprisonment
Kidnapping x 2 – 5 years combined sentence
All the sentences will run concurrent to the life sentence.