Zastron: A forty year old accused, was handed a life sentence by Bloemfontein High Court sitting at Bethulie; Free State, for the rape he committed in 2009.
He was also sentenced to eighteen and twelve years for other rapes he committed in 2004 and 2007 by the same Court.
In 2015 December the accused, Mvula John Ndletyana (40) was sentenced to two life sentences for two different rape cases he committed in 2014.
The Court judgement was as follows:
- Life sentence for the rape he committed in 2009 where he repeatedly raped a 48 year old woman at her home;
- 18 years for rape he committed in 2004 where he raped a 15 year old woman in an open veld; and
- 12 years for rape he committed in 2007 where he raped an 18 year old victim in an open veld.
The cases shall run concurrently.
The accused was arrested in 2014 after the victim was able to identify him and was positively linked to all rape cases through DNA tests.