Friday, 01 November 2019

Hoopstad: Detective Officer Sergeant Mojalefa Mokhehlane was applauded for conducting a thorough investigation which led to the accused sentenced heavily by the Welkom Regional Court.

The Cluster Commander of Welkom, Major General Lerato Molale further said this conviction will send a clear cut message to would be rapists that they will end in jail like this man of Hoopstad.

On 02 April 2017, the victim as well as her friends were walking from tavern to home. Suspect Mr Bongani Witbooi (22) grabbed and forced the victim to walk with him. When they reached the old taxi rank he raped the victim and thereafter took her to his old shack where he raped her again.

After the rape ordeal, the friend of the accused arrived and also raped the 18 year old victim. The two suspects then fought and the victim managed to escape. She managed to report the incident to the Police.

A rape case was registered and handed to Sergeant Mokhehlane for investigation. After a thorough investigation, a 22 year old suspect was arrested and charged with two counts of rape. Mr Witbooi was sentenced to two counts of rape.