Perpetrator faces 20 years of direct imprisonment for rape in Zamdela

Perpetrator faces 20 years of direct imprisonment for rape in Zamdela
Perpetrator faces 20 years of direct imprisonment for rape in Zamdela. Image source: Pixabay

21-year-old Tumelo Monyane was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for rape at the Sasolburg Regional Court.

In the early hours of Sunday, 16 May 2021, the victim was at her friend’s house in Somerspost, Zamdela, when she met an African male unknown to her. The unknown man threatened the victim with a knife and lured her to a nearby park, where he raped her.

After raping her, the suspect handed the victim to the second suspect, who was unknown to her. Tumelo took the victim to a house nearby and raped her next to the toilet.

A witness found the suspect and the victim at the crime scene and the victim told the witness that she was raped by the suspect.

The witness identified the suspect right after the suspect fled the scene on foot. The victim opened a case at Zamdela SAPS and after a thorough investigation by I/O Detective Sergeant Kelebohile Xola, Tumelo was arrested. The first suspect was arrested later that month. He was discovered at the correctional service centre.

Tumelo Monyane was sentenced for rape and declared unfit to possess a firearm by the Sasolburg Regional Court. The case of the first suspect, Mafute Mokubung, still continues and he will make his next court appearance on 17 October 2023.

Content retrieved from: https://www.saps.gov.za/newsroom/msspeechdetail.php?nid=49031.