Frankfort man gets life sentence for raping teen

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A 20-year-old man has been convicted and sentenced by the Bloemfontein High Court to life imprisonment for raping a 16-year-old female.

In addition to life imprisonment, Mojalefa Mofokeng, the man from Frankfort, was also given a 15-year sentence for robbery and 5 years for kidnapping.

Free State Police spokesperson, Mmako Mophiring, said: “On September 5, 2013, Mofokeng and two accomplices kidnapped a 16-year-old girl from her home and forced her into a nearby donga where they raped her. They then robbed her family of an entertainment unit and stabbed her uncle in the back during the robbery.”

Mophiring also added that one of the three accused, Moeketsi Sethunya, 19, was killed in a mob justice incident while trying to flee from the angry community.

The third man, an 18-year-old named Mpharwane Mosito, was sentenced to 18 years imprisonment in October last year, Mophiring said.

Phuthaditjhaba policing cluster commander Major-General Peter Moloi praised the investigating officers in the case.

“My appreciation to Detective Warrant Officer, Motlokoa Tsotetsi, and Sergeant Butinyana Thito of Namahadi for their thorough investigation in ensuring such good sentences and to the community for providing information to the police,” Moloi said.

Pulane Choane- Courant News