Violent murdering rapist sentenced to 3 life terms plus 45 years

South African Police Service

Violent murdering rapist sentenced to 3 life terms plus 45 years
Violent murdering rapist sentenced to 3 life terms plus 45 years

A 38 year old, Lucky Chabalala will languish in jail after the Rustenburg Magistrates’ Court sentenced him to three life terms and additional 45 years imprisonment on Thursday, 13 September 2018.

Charisma was sentenced for rape, armed robbery and murder that were committed between February and May 2016.

In the first incident on Tuesday, 23 February 2016, a 27 year old victim was waiting for a taxi at about 00:15 on the Thabazimbi Road, East end in Rustenburg when two males grabbed and pointed her with a firearm before raping her. They then took her cellular phones. Chabalala was sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and a further 15 years for armed robbery.

In a second unrelated incident on Saturday, 23 April 2016, at about 06:50, Mr Neo Badukane (34), was found half naked and unconscious with a visible head injury next to his Jeep in Dr Moroka Street in Rustenburg North. He was taken to hospital where he passed on the following day. Chabalala was ultimately arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment for killing Badukane. He was also sentenced to 15 years for robbery.

In a third incident on Saturday, 21 May 2016, a 26 year old woman was travelling in a taxi in the evening when she requested the taxi driver to stop so that she could relieve herself near Siza informal settlement in Kroondal, Rustenburg.

The woman was still relieving herself in the bushes when she heard someone confronting the taxi driver. The latter drove off after being attacked and left the lady behind. She was overpowered by Chabalala who undressed and raped her. The accused was sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and 15 years for robbery. Chabalala is expected to appear in court soon facing various charges after being linked to several other cases in the Rustenburg area in 2013.

The Provincial Commissioner of North West, Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane applauded Capt Eagerbord Mokgatlhe of the Rustenburg Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit (FCS) for a sterling job that resulted in the sentences.

She said crimes against women and children is a national priority and the police will ensure that the perpetrators thereof get hefty sentences.

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