Life sentence handed down for rape, Heuningvlei

South African Police Service

Life sentence handed down for rape, Heuningvlei
Life sentence handed down for rape, Heuningvlei

The Acting Provincial Commissioner in the Northern Cape, Major General Joey Kers welcomed the life sentence handed down to Tshepo Editious Paul on 10 August 2021. This as the country is celebrating and honouring our women.

On 1 September 2015 at 20:00 the then 20-year-old female victim wanted to warm herself at a fire in Heuningvlei village, where she was approached by the accused.

The accused requested the victim to accompany him to an unknown house where he forcefully undressed her and raped her several times.

They were interrupted by the victim’s aunt who reported the incident to the police.

The accused was arrested the same evening and remained in custody until his sentencing on 10 August 2021 in the Mothibistad Regional court to life imprisonment.

He was also declared unfit to possess a firearm.

Maj Gen Kers applauded the Investigating officer, Sergeant Kenalemang Babeile for the meticulous investigation of the case resulting in the lifelong incarceration of the perpetrator.

He also encouraged police officials to increase the pace to fight gender based violence and femicide.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service